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Hyacinth lilacs

Hyacinth lilacs bloom 1-3 weeks before other lilac varieties; they are more compact and show a strikingly beautiful autumn colouration. They fulfil the desire of many gardeners and lilac lovers, who are after a longer flowering period and a growth size that is more suitable for smaller gardens. The hyacinth lilacs are bred specifically for this reason from the best regular lilacs and dwarf types. The most compact growing hyacinth lilac, Snowy, at 1.5-2 metres tall, is only slightly larger than a dwarf lilac.

Large Selection Of Compact Growing And Early Flowering Hyacinth Lilacs

In the Lubera garden shop you will find an exceedingly large selection of hyacinth lilacs. The hyacinth lilacs in the Lubera shop form a comprehensive colour palette from the pure white of the Souvenir d`Alice Harding variety, the dark pink of Royal Red to the purple of the most famous variety Pocahontas. If you are looking for a compact growing and early flowering lilac shrub, you are bound to find your favourite lilac colour at Lubera.

   
 
Lilac Angel White

Early-blooming hyacinth lilac

£16.40 *

Lilac Asessippie

'Asessippie', a lilac with lavender blue flowers

£16.40 *

Lilac Esther Staley

Esther Staley has colourful foliage

£16.40 *

Lilac Lavender Lady

Evenly growing American lilac with purple flowers

£16.40 *

Lilac Pocahontas

Syringa x hyacinthiflora Pocahontas: a lilac with bright violet flowers

£16.40 *

Syringa hyacinthiflora 'Rosenrot'

Magical lilac with dark pink buds and bright pink flowers

£16.40 *

Syringa hyacinthiflora 'Schneeweisschen' ®

A magical lilac with snow white flowers (= Mount Baker)

£16.40 *

   
 

Hyacinth Lilacs

Hyacinth lilacs are often referred to as Syringa x hyazinthiflora. This designation was coined by the great French lilac breeder Lemoine, who in 1876 brought out the first hyacinth lilac variety, hyazinthiflora plena, from a hybrid of Syringa vulgaris Azurea Plena and the Japanese lilac Syringa oblata. The name firstly refers to a certain similarity of the grape-like lilac flowers of these hybrids with the hyacinth blossoms. However, the name was no longer descriptively described (for varieties which most closely resemble the hyacinth blossoms), but to this day refers to hybrids between the Syringa vulgaris and the Japanese lilac species, especially Syringa oblata. The breeding of hyacinth lilacs did not, however, remain with Victor Lemoine, but it gained importance in the 20th century. Frank Skinner realised that from these crosses very hardy and yet early blooming lilacs were ideal for the rough Canadian climate. The hyacinth lilac variety, Pocahontas, which was bred by him, is the most famous lilac in the Hyazinthiflora group. The versatility and productivity of this combination of Japanese lilac with Syringa vulgaris is demonstrated by the fact that American breeders have also grown these varieties in California and in Florida, where there are milder winters and still, in the spring, these varieties bloom, showing that even further south it is possible to grow lilacs. An example of such a variety, which works well in the Mediterranean climate, is Hyacinth Lilac Esther Staley.

The Most Important Tips for Successfully Growing Hyacinth Lilacs

Space requirement: Although hyacinth lilacs are more compact than the classic lilacs, they need enough space to develop. Plan a plant spacing of 3 x 3 m or at least 2.5 x 2.5 m.

Location: Like all lilacs, the hyacinth lilacs also love the full sun, so they can prepare for their flowering splendour!

Soil: Hyacinth lilacs hate wet roots, so do not plant them in areas with poor drainage.

Watering: With their compact growth and the disproportionately large inflorescence, hyacinth lilacs need a lot of water during the flowering season.  Water regularly. In the summer, however, water less, since drought causes more flowering; a stressed plant does everything to survive – and then more flowers and seeds are formed.

Pruning: The hyacinth lilac grows more compact than regular lilacs and needs, therefore, less pruning. Nevertheless, it is necessary from time to time to remove entire branches in order to stimulate the formation of new shoots. The best time to do this is just after flowering. This means that the plant still has enough time to react to the cutting with some regrowth.

Fertilisation: Avoid applying too much nitrogen-based fertilisers such as lawn fertiliser, as this will lead to excessive shoot growth and fewer flowers.

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