Taller options available for most trees. Please use the contact us page stating species, height range and postcode for more info.
Mature Madame Lemoine Options Explained
60+ cm :10-15L pot and in bush form.
80+ cm: 15-20L pot and in bush form.
180-240cm :2-4 year old, Half Standard shape, 10-18L pot (younger than those given a girth measurement)
(RB)60+cm: Rootball, available to buy November to March only. Height 60-80cm
(RB)80+cm: Rootball, available to buy November to March only. Height 80-100cm
(RB)100+cm: Rootball, available to buy November to March only. Height 100-125cm
Girth 6-8 cm (HS) : Half Standard shape, 18-25L pot. Around *150-200 cm tall with approx 1-1.30m clear stem.
Girth 8-10 cm (HS) : Half Standard shape, 18-30L pot. Around *140-220 cm tall with approx 1-1.30m clear stem.
*Heights are given as a very rough guideline and can have considerable variation based on species and supplier (each nursery experiences different growing conditions) It may even have been pruned before being sent out so we can only guarantee girth. Trees over 5.5m may include a delivery surcharge based on location and species.
Once a mature Madame Lemoine is over around 200cm/4 years old then girth is the best measure of value for money. For every girth measurement increment e.g. 6-8cm to 8-10cm (roughly 12-18months growth), the canopy will be wider, stronger, bushier and the root system larger as it has experienced 12-18 months growth. You can notice larger root systems with potted versions because the pot size increases with maturity. As a very general rule, each one cm girth measurement represents around 30cm growth but this doesn't apply to slow-growing trees.
Rootball means it will not come in a pot but will have the roots wrapped which you need to remove before planting and are available for delivery only between November and March. If listed in a pot, they are available to purchase and plant all year round.
Multistem means several stems starting very low to the ground. Comparing these with the same age Standard and Half Standard, these are typically shorter as growing several stems takes more effort than one stem.
Standard and Half Standard means lollipop shape. There is a more clear stem with a Standard.
Madame Lemoine (Syringa vulgaris 'Madame Lemoine')
Madame Lemoine (Syringa vulgaris 'Madame Lemoine') is a delightful small lilac tree / shrub. Noted for its dense bunches of large, highly fragrant, double white flowers, this is a superb lilac. The flowers begin green-yellow but open pure white. Of broad spreading habit. It has the RHS Award Of Garden Merit so obviously a bit of a show-off.
A small height tree / shrub, so expect a height of up to 4 metres (13 foot) after 10 years but it could go on to grow some more depending on local conditions. If you have a problem with Syringa theft in your area then you may experience a sudden stoppage of growth.
Planting Syringa vulgaris Madame Lemoine
Plant in full sun for best results. It will tolerate most soils, this includes sand, clay, loam and chalk. Tolerant down to minus 20 degrees centigrade and can be planted in exposed or sheltered sites.
Message card included at no additional cost if required. Just add the information required on the card at checkout.
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £450 for 150cm+ trees might be discounted by contacting us
Ornamental Tree Roots In The Shade e.g. Behind A Fence
It is more important that that foliage (posh term for leaves) receives the sunlight than the roots. So if the canopy of your ornamental tree can sunbathe but the bottom of your tree thinks there has been a nuclear winter then that is ok. You might want to ensure you have good drainage as water and no sun is the start of algae and other such issues.
Early Autumn Leaf Fall
Heat stress, being potted, lack of water, being boxed up for a few days etc can cause early Autumn leaf fall. Once planted, normal service will resume next season.
Do I Need To Stake My Ornamental Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
Climate Change has increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust, frost damage etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season or less. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy and will bounce back.
Planting In The Corner Of A Garden
Air and light is reduced in this location which could promote fungus and bacterial issues. If the corner is of the house and a fence then you also have leeching issues to contend with from cement and wood preservatives. Also when it rains, that area would experience higher water levels so we advise against it unless the plant is very hardy.
Mature Tree Warranty
Once a tree is over 3 years old, the failure rate is considerably less and our Tree Warranty does not cover it at 100%. Please check details.
Multi-Stem Syringa (Lilac) Trees
Most Syringa from Trees Online will be multi-stem or shrub like unless otherwise stated. If it is important to you, please state at checkout which is your preference.
Grafted Syringa (Lilac) Trees
All Syringa (Lilac) trees, have been grafted to produce a better tree in terms of vigour and earlier flowering. The rootstock used is a special selection (S. tomentella) which reduces suckering to a minimum. S. vulgaris is not used as a rootstock for this reason.