Syringa x hyacinthiflora ‘Alice Eastwood’ – Mauve Flowering Lilac

$30.00

A strong growing hybrid lilac that flowers a few weeks before Syringa vulgaris. This cultivar is a large shrub that produces an abundance of fragrant, double, mauve-pink flowers in mid-spring and purplish-red autumn foliage. Useful for shrub borders or as a screen in gardens and parks.

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Syringa x hyacinthiflora ‘Alice Eastwood’ – Mauve Flowering Lilac

Syringa x hyacinthiflora ‘Alice Eastwood’

HEIGHT: 3.0m

WIDTH: 3.0m

*height & width at maturity

FORM: Strong upright rounded shrub.

GROWTH RATE: Moderate

FOLIAGE: Green heart shaped leaves.

FLOWERS: Deep purple buds, opening to mauve in mid spring. Slightly fragrant & an early cultivar to flower

DESCRIPTION: A strong growing hybrid lilac that flowers a few weeks before Syringa vulgaris. This cultivar is a large shrub that produces an abundance of fragrant, double, mauve-pink flowers in mid-spring and purplish-red autumn foliage. Useful for shrub borders or as a screen in gardens and parks.

LANDSCAPE USES: A strong growing hybrid lilac that flowers a few weeks before Syringa vulgaris. This cultivar is a large shrub that produces an abundance of fragrant, double, mauve-pink flowers in mid-spring and purplish-red autumn foliage. Useful for shrub borders or as a screen in gardens and parks.

TOLERANCES: Tolerant of a range of conditions. Prefers regions with cool winters and soil that is moist, but not wet and has a high organic content and is neutral to slightly alkaline. Lilacs generally resent highly acidic soils and benefit from an annual autumn dressing of lime in these soils. Performs best in a position receiving full sun, but tolerates part-shade.

TREE CARE: Irrigation is often required in hot, dry conditions and mulching helps retain moisture. The application of a complete fertiliser can also be beneficial during summer. Old inflorescences can be pruned off to maintain neatness and encourage more prolific flowering. Planting with the bud union approximately 100 mm below the soil level is recommended and any suckers from the root system should be removed. Lilacs can be susceptible to bacterial blight (Pseudomonas syringae) and also powdery mildew (Oidium sp.), particularly in

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