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A picture of a Lilac 'PréSident GréVy'

Lilac 'PréSident GréVy'

Syringa vulgaris 'Président Grévy'

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

7m

Max

4m

4m

Min

2m

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

Overview

A consistently reliable, trouble-free variety with violet blue double nectar rich, fragrant flowers that are loved by butterflies.

Common problems

Can also suffer from Lilac blight

Harvesting

Generally not harvested

Propagation

Layering

Cuttings

Take softwood cuttings in mid summer.

Budding

Grafting

Special Features

Attracts butterflies

Attracts bees

Uses

A well loved specimen shrub for cottage garden borders that requires little maintenance.