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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.

Dwarf lilacs

Dwarf lilacs at Lubera

For some years now, dwarf lilacs have enriched the lilac assortment, also here in the Lubera® garden shop.

No image available Dwarf Lilac 'Bloomerang Dark Purple'®

Syringa 'Bloomerang Dark Purple'®

£16.40 *

Dwarf Lilac 'Bloomerang Pink Perfume'®

Syringa 'Bloomerang Pink Perfume'

From £19.90 *

Dwarf Lilac 'Flowerfesta® Pink'

Syringa 'Flowerfesta® Pink'

From £21.40 *

Dwarf Lilac 'Flowerfesta® Purple'

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

From £21.40 *

Lilac Miss Kim

A lilac from Korea

From £16.40 *

Lilac, Dwarf Lilac 'Bloomerang Dark Purple'®

Syringa 'Bloomerang Dark Purple'

From £19.90 *

Lilac, dwarf lilac 'Superba'Dwarf Lilac

Dwarf Lilac - Extremely compact lilac variety

From £16.40 *

Lilac, dwarf lilac Fairy Dust ®

Dwarf lilac, American lilac with light pink flowers

£16.40 *

Lilac, dwarf lilac Tinkerbelle' ®

A mildew resistant dwarf lilac

From £16.40 *

Lilac, Dwart Lilac 'Palibin'

Syringa meyeri Palibin: a bushy, dainty dwarf lilac

From £30.40 *

Syringa afghanica

Fragrant historical lilac with yellow autumn colour

£42.90 *


More information about dwarf lilacs


These lilacs can easily be planted in smaller gardens or on balconies and terraces. While the common lilac can reach a height of six to seven metres, a dwarf lilac grows only 1.5 to 3 metres high, depending on the pruning measures and location. This is why the so-called 'Meyers lilacs' or small-leaved lilacs, as the dwarf lilacs are also called, are playing an increasingly important role. Especially for smaller gardens, the small species of the dwarf scented lilac (Syringa x meyeri) are the first choice because they hardly grow higher than 2 metres. If you do not have your own garden, you can place a pot of dwarf lilacs on the balcony. They are hardy and can be kept as potted plants. For a limited planting space, the relatively slow-growing dwarf lilac Syringa microphylla 'Superba' would also be a good alternative: it grows to a maximum of one and a half metres high, has overhanging branches and even thrives beautifully in a pot. The dwarf lilac is available in all common colours such as white, violet or pink. 


Many advantages with the dwarf lilac varieties


These lilac varieties are absolutely hardy, resistant to urban climates, compact growing and very well-branched. Due to their bushy growth, the dwarf lilacs - be it a tall standard or a shrub - have particularly beautiful, round crowns.

Compared to the common lilac, the continuous flowering plants have a much more intense and sweet scent, attracting thousands of butterflies, bees and bumblebees. If this is not a reason to choose a dwarf lilac from the Lubera® garden shop and plant it in your own garden or in a pot, what is?! The following varieties can be ordered as true-to-root dwarf lilac in 3.5-litre pots: Syringa meyeri 'Palibin' (pink, single), which is also available as a high-stemmed lilac in 5-litre pots! Syringa meyeri 'Red Pixie' (magenta-pink, single) and Tinkerbelle® (dark pink, single), Syringa microphylla 'Superba' (pink, single) and Syringa microphylla 'Josée'. There is the right dwarf lilac size for everyone. 


Lubera® garden tips


The dwarf lilac owes its popularity above all to its abundance of flowers. The dwarf lilac (Syringa microphylla or Syringa x meyeri) is also known as the autumn lilac, because after the main flowering in May, it always sprouts new flower buds and thus blooms again in summer and autumn. This means that the flowering period of the lilac lasts much longer than the 6 weeks in which the Noble lilac flowers from May to June. It goes without saying, of course, that this characteristic also makes it much more attractive for use in a container.




The planting hole must be at least twice as large as the root ball. The soil should be mixed with compost and garden soil. When planting a lilac hedge with dwarf lilacs, a distance of one metre between the bushes should be maintained. When keeping in containers, we recommend using a 15-litre pot for the first 4-5 years and then transplanting the plant into a 30-litre container. For pot cultivation, we recommend using ‘Fruitful Soil No. 1’. When planting, you can fertilise your dwarf lilac a little and afterwards add 20 grams of ‘Frutilizer® Seasonal Fertiliser Plus’ per 5 L pot volume per year.




Like all lilac species, a dwarf lilac needs little pruning. However, since it also blooms on this year's wood and thus tires a little more quickly, the cut should be somewhat more intensive than with the common lilac varieties. We recommend pruning every 2-3 years to allow new shoots to develop. If you want to grow a dwarf lilac as a standard, regular pruning must form a crown. A young dwarf lilac is recommended for this, in which the secondary shoots at the lower part of the plant are consistently removed. In the upper third, on the other hand, the side shoots are not cut or only cut a little, so that a crown is formed here. By the way, experienced gardeners can use the cuttings to propagate the dwarf lilac.

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