Syringa vulgaris 'Amethyst' | Lilac 'Amethyst' - 10-30cm, 5lt

Syringa vulgaris 'Amethyst' | Lilac 'Amethyst' - 10-30cm, 5lt

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Syringa vulgaris 'Amethyst' is a slow-growing, vigorous, deciduous flowering shrub of upright, spreading and suckering habit, with large, heart-shaped, glossy green leaves. Conical clusters of beautiful, very fragrant, trumpet-shaped, light purple-blue, single flowers bloom in late spring and early summer. Attractive to pollinators. Lilac 'Amethyst' can grow in any non-acidic soil, as long as it is well-drained, but prefers moderately fertile, humus-rich, slightly alkaline, moist, well-drained soils. It thrives in full sun and best flowering is achieved in full sun. It is very resistant to frost. It likes cold winter climates because it needs winter chill for the buds to mature. Tolerant of urban pollution and exposed conditions. Generally, pest-free and disease-free. Low maintenance plant but can tolerate hard pruning if needed. Syringa vulgaris 'Amethyst' is a lovely, fragrant shrub perfect for informal, cottage, woodland, or urban gardens. Great as a specimen or accent plant. Excellent for beds and borders, banks and slopes, and informal hedges and screens.
  • Common Name

    Lilac 'Amethyst'

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    garden origin

  • Flower

    very fragrant, trumpet-shaped, light purple-blue, single flowers

  • Foliage

    large, heart-shaped, glossy green leaves

  • Maturation period

    10–20 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit

bushy, clump forming

Preferred Location


East–facing or North–facing or South–facing or West–facing, exposed or sheltered

Soil Type

alkaline and neutral, full sun

Soil moisture

Moist but well–drained, Well–drained

Growing Period


spring, summer


spring, summer, autumn



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