PLEASE NOTE: Since plants are often sourced from the garden to order, sizes do vary a little, depending on how they come out of the ground, but I always endeavour to give a little more rather than less! They are sometimes shipped bare-rooted, but will approximate the size specified (e.g. a 9cm pot).

Syringa reticulata subsp. pekinensis
Peking Lilac, Chinese Tree Lilac
Type/Hardiness Herbaceous, Perennial, Hardy
Flowering period
Height 15-20ft/5-7m
Light preference Full sun
Soil preference
Sowing time/depth Any time, pref. autumn, 0.25in/6mm
This attractive, small tree or large shrub, originating from northern China, has a rounded habit and bears fragrant, creamy-white flowers in mid- to late-Spring which are attractive to pollinating insects.

NOTE: Externally sourced seeds.

Sowing and/or growing instructions
There is usually good success from simply sowing in autumn, in a pot of good quality, moist compost, 0.25in/6mm deep and keeping outside over the winter months, this cold period helping to break dormancy. However, some sources suggest scarifying by soaking in water for 24 hours, followed by warm, then cold stratification, each for 60 days. Carefully transfer seedlings, as they develop, into individual pots and grow on until the plants are large enough to plant out, preferably in full sun.
Seed
1 packet - 15 seeds £2.15

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