Blessed with strongly scented flowers from late spring into early summer, French lilacs are desirable deciduous shrubs that really make their presence felt. 'Paul Deschanel' is a particularly popular variety and deservedly so with its unusual, double blooms in a particularly vivid magenta.
Appearing in great profusion at the end of branches clothed with heart shaped green leaves, the tiny, packed clusters of buds open to reveal a mass of double, brightly coloured tubular flowers that smell great and act as a magnet to wildlife.
A real sun lover, lilacs can be grown in just about any soil or can be raised in large containers if kept regularly pruned, which is not difficult as the blooms make superb cut flowers.
For a sensational floral display, year after year, deadhead when two new shoots appear beneath faded blooms and remove any wayward branches to keep a compact shape.
Supplied as a large, established plant in a 5L pot, Fl May-June. H2.4m x W2.4m (8ft approx)
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