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Lilac 'Andenken An Ludwig Spä

Syringa vulgaris 'Andenken an Ludwig Späth'

Also known as

Lilac 'Ludwig Spath', French Lilac 'Ludwig Spath'

Syringa 'Andenken an Ludwig Spath' 03 by Kor!An (Андрей Корзун) (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

4m

Max

4m

2.5m

Min

2.5m

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

More images

Syringa 'Andenken an Ludwig Spath' 03
Syringa 'Andenken an Ludwig Spath' 02

Overview

Syringa vulgaris 'Andenken an Ludwig Spath' is a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit winner with striking, scented, 4-petalled wine-red blooms. Flowers are single in structure and arranged on slim, roughly 30cm long, branching stems known as panicles. These are branched stems whereby each individual flower has its own stalk. Flowers nearer the base are older, new flowers are produced from the growing tip at the top. This is a medium size, deciduous shrub cultivar that produces dark green, heart-shaped leaves.

Common problems

Susceptible to damage by lilac leaf-mining moths and privet thrips.

Companion plants

Propagation

Cuttings

Softwood cuttings may be taken in late spring.

Budding

Chip budding may be done in summer

Grafting

Grafting is best done in winter

Layering

Layering is optimal in spring.

Special Features

Attractive flowers