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Syringa 'Michael Buckner'

Syringa vulgaris

Hardy Shrub

What is Hardy Shrub?

Lilac blooms with white centres

Excellent cut flower

Attractive to butterflies and other pollinators

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With particularly large flowers and a powerful perfume, Lilac 'Michael Buchner' is an excellent choice for sensory gardens. Conical flower heads are densely packed with rose pink buds that open to reveal star-shaped, lilac blooms with pretty white centres. This charming Syringa has an upright habit which forms a large shrub or small, multi-branched tree. The attractive heart shaped foliage makes a pleasing backdrop for summer perennials and the blooms are superb for cutting. A particularly showy variety that makes a big impact in the garden! Height and spread: 7m (22’).

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

Height Up to 300cm (118in)
Spread Up to 200cm (79in)

Hardy Shrub

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Flowering Months


1 x 2 Litre Potted plant (KC5282)

Grow lilac plants in rich fertile, well drained, neutral or alkaline soil in full sun. Young Lilacs will benefit from a sheltered position.
Feed and water regularly throughout the growing season while young plants become established. Prune lilac bushes in winter or spring by removing any damaged, diseased or misplaced stems before lightly shaping the remaining stems. After pruning, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost to the base of the shrub.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £5.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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