|Syringa reticulata subsp. pekinensis|
|Peking Lilac, Chinese Tree Lilac|
|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.|