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Lilac 'Alba' | Syringa vulgaris - 80cm - 12lt

Lilac 'Alba' | Syringa vulgaris - 80cm - 12lt

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Syringa vulgaris 'Alba', also known as the common lilac 'Alba', is a deciduous shrub that belongs to the Oleaceae family. It is a popular garden plant that is widely cultivated for its beautiful and fragrant flowers.

The 'Alba' cultivar produces large, pure white, and highly fragrant flower clusters that bloom in late spring to early summer. The flowers are held on upright panicles that rise above the foliage, creating a stunning display. The leaves are heart-shaped and dark green in color, providing a lovely backdrop for the flowers.

This lilac shrub typically reaches a height and width of 8-12 feet (2.4-3.7 m) and has an upright, bushy growth habit. It prefers full sun to part shade and well-drained soil. It is also generally hardy and easy to care for, making it an excellent choice for a low-maintenance garden.

Syringa vulgaris 'Alba' is often used as a specimen plant, as a background for a mixed border, or in a mass planting. Its fragrant flowers make it a popular cut flower for use in arrangements, and its delightful scent attracts pollinators like bees and butterflies to the garden.

Overall, Syringa vulgaris 'Alba' is a beautiful and versatile shrub that can add a touch of elegance and fragrance to any garden.

  • Common Name

    lilac 'Alba'

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    southeastern Europe and eastern Asia

  • Flower

    Large panicles of double rose-lilac, white centered

  • Foliage

    green to mid green

  • Maturation period

    10–20 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height

4–8 metres

Mature Width

2.5–4 metres

Shape / habit


Preferred Location


Soil Type

Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam, Alkaline, Neutral

Soil moisture

Moist but well–drained, Well–drained

Growing Period




Spring, Summer and Autumn


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