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Lubera stops plant deliveries to the UK
Due to Brexit, we are not able to deliver to the UK. We are working on a solution on how we can continue to bring a wide range of Lubera plants to the UK and directly to our customers' homes in the future. However, such a solution will not be available before 2022 or 2023.


Lilac plants from Lubera

When lilac plants open their lush flower panicles at the beginning of May and give off their typical fragrance, there is hardly anything more beautiful and beguiling.

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Dwarf Lilac 'Bloomerang Pink Perfume'®

Syringa 'Bloomerang Pink Perfume'

From £19.90 *

Dwarf Lilac 'Flowerfesta® Pink'

Syringa 'Flowerfesta® Pink'

From £20.40 *

Dwarf Lilac 'Flowerfesta® Purple'

Syringa meyeri 'Flowerfesta® Purple' - the dwarf lilac with beautiful, purple flowers

From £20.40 *

Dwarf Lilac 'Flowerfesta® White'

Syringa 'Flowerfesta® White' - the super-compact, lilac that blooms twice

From £20.40 *

Dwarf Lilac Standard 'Bloomerang Pink Perfume'®

Syringa 'Bloomerang Pink Perfume'

£43.90 *

Lilac 'General Pershing'

Syringa vulgaris 'General Pershing': a beautiful French lilac with double, violet flowers

From £20.40 *

Lilac 'Katharine Havemeyer'

Syringa vulgaris 'Katharine Havemeyer': a French lilac with a purple flower colour and...

From £20.40 *

Lilac 'Saugeana'

Purplish red lilac

£45.90 *

Lilac 'Saugeana'

Purplish red lilac

From £20.40 *

Lilac 'Sensation'

Syringa vulgaris 'Sensation': a sensational looking and smelling lilac with...

From £19.40 *

Lilac Andenken an Ludwig Späth

Very hardy, beautiful historical lilac

From £19.40 *

Lilac Angel White

Early-blooming hyacinth lilac

From £19.40 *

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More useful information about lilac plants

Here in the Lubera garden shop, you will find the whole variety of lilacs, a very special assortment and a lot of information about the very fragrant plant.



The great variety of lilac plants in the Lubera® Garden Shop

If you want to buy a lilac bush, the first thing to do is to get an overview:

The common lilac (Syringa vulgaris) is one of the oldest, particularly popular garden shrubs. Nowadays, the very numerous modern forms of lilac are used in gardens.

Thanks to intensive efforts in plant breeding, new compactly growing varieties of dwarf lilac have also been created. Some of these more often have continuous flowering. These smaller varieties are especially interesting for growing in containers and for smaller gardens.

The hyacinth lilac, Syringa x hyacinthiflora, comes with spectacular varieties such as 'Pocahontas' or 'Lavender Lady'. These are somewhat bushier in growth and they start flowering quite early.

In addition, the varieties of the Canadian lilac, the so-called Preston hybrids (Syringa x prestoniae) are becoming increasingly popular. The 'Minuet' variety, for example, is particularly frost hardy and is characterised by its compact growth.

The elegant lilac standards are also very popular - among other things because they allow for subcultivation and are therefore especially popular in smaller gardens.

This enormous variety of lilac plants, which you can find in the Lubera® garden shop, makes the gardener's life more beautiful and richer. You can find all this in the lilac profile: double and single flowering lilac varieties, intensely scented or mild smelling varieties, lilac rarities and historical lilacs. The choice of colours is huge - it's best to plant at least one lilac bush per colour...And to make it a little easier for you, dear Lubera customers, to make the decision to buy, you will find a top selection of the most beautiful and healthiest fragrant lilac varieties in the Kircher Collection.

Lubera garden tips for planting and caring for your lilac plants

The main flowering season of most lilac species and varieties is May. Syringa hyacinthiflora blooms two weeks earlier than the Common lilac and the Canadian lilac is two weeks later. With the right choice of species, you can have about six weeks of flowering lilacs in your garden from May. And thanks to the continuous flowering and secondary flowering dwarf lilac varieties, the flowering period can even be extended into the summer and late summer.

When to plant lilac plants

The garden lilac plants offered in our Lubera Garden Shop are all container plants (potted plants) and can, therefore, be planted at any time (except in case of ground frost). The very best planting time is certainly autumn so that the young plant has enough time to root strongly into the soil and be well-rooted before budding out in the spring.

The best location

A full sunny location is desirable. Semi-shade is also still possible. Ultimately, the lack of light and sunshine has a negative effect on the flowering. One likes to think that such a noble and intensely fragrant plant as lilac must also be very demanding. Far from it, growing a lilac bush is simple, and these plants are much more robust than you might think.

For example, they are very wind-resistant, which is why they are often planted as windbreak hedges. The Chinese lilac (Syringa x chinensis) and the bushy hyacinth lilac (Syringa x hyacinthiflora), e.g. the lilac varieties ‘Lavender Lady’ or ‘Esther Staley’, are particularly suitable for this purpose. Wind also has another advantage: it carries the lilac scent further and lets your neighbours smell the sweet scent.

Fertilising and pruning

Since lilac plants have a high demand for nutrients, fertilising in the spring, e.g. with a Frutilizer® Compound Fertiliser Plus from Lubera, is highly recommended. A smaller dosage is also advisable after the flowering period.

So while fertilisation is a must, pruning can be largely avoided. We have already mentioned it: lilacs are basically simple and grateful plants! A lilac bush must be pruned or thinned out at most every three to four years so that fresh new shoots can develop and the shrub does not become too dense. Since lilac, especially the common lilac, Syringa vulgaris, blooms on two-year-old and this year's wood, radical pruning will result in no flowers the following year. The dwarf lilacs, which also flower on this year's wood, behave somewhat differently: here we recommend a thinning cut every two to three years.

Tip: rejuvenate old lilac bushes

However, a radical cut can be used to rejuvenate an old, ageing lilac. This also works very well, as lilacs are generally very tolerant to pruning. The best time to carry out such a radical cut is at the end of winter, from the end of February to mid-March, so that the plant can then react with fresh growth. But as already mentioned: in such a year of pruning, the flowering will be absent for a long time, but will come back in the following years all the more intensively.

Cutting out withered flowers

If you cut out the withered flower panicles after flowering, you prevent the seeds from forming and stimulate the plant to form new flower buds. Overall, this leads to a much stronger flowering in the following year.

As potted plants

In addition to Syringa x meyeri and Syringa microphylla, the Syringa josiflexa and Syringa prestoniae lilac varieties, in which the lilac is only 2.5 metres high, are particularly suitable for growing in containers. Syringa vulgaris varieties require more pruning and must be replanted in a larger pot every three years. The best low-growing variety for container cultivation among the lilacs from the extensive lilac assortment at Lubera is Syringa x hyacinthiflora Pocahontas.

Attention: butterfly bush is not a lilac

The butterfly bush or summer lilac (botanically Buddleja), which so intensely attracts butterflies and other insects, is botanically not a lilac and has no relationship with lilac. At most, the elongated flower umbels and panicles are similar to the lilac (Syringa).

By the way, the combination of both plant species is very attractive, as they complement each other in flowering: the butterfly bush (Buddleja) blooms in the summer after the "real" lilac. But of course the Syringa species, but especially the dwarf lilac, also attract insects and thus offer a valuable insect pasture.

How could it come to such linguistic proximity of different plants? Often this happens when a new plant is introduced that was not known before. So a name had to be found for Buddleja that was familiar and as meaningful as possible: the flowering plant that looks a bit like lilac, but blooms in the summer...The irony of the story is this: the common lilac itself did the same thing (in the German language) to the elderberry when it was introduced to Central Europe: it took its name simply from the native elder (Sambucus), which was called "lilac" in many regions.

Discover the lilac diversity at Lubera

If you now feel like planting a lilac bush, just browse through our online shop! In addition to the numerous varieties of lilac in all shades of colour, you will also find absolute rarities such as Canadian lilac or Afghan lilac or even the compact, continuous flowering dwarf lilac varieties. You can choose your favourite lilac from the comfort of your own home, which will then be sent to you in our specially developed plant-protecting packaging.

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