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Madame Lemoine Options Explained
60-90cm :2-3 years old, 7-12L pot and in bush form
180-240cm :2-4 year old, Half Standard shape, 10-18L pot.
Girth 6-8 cm (HS) : Half Standard shape, 18-25L pot. Around 200-250.
Girth 8-10 cm (HS) : Half Standard shape, 18-30L pot. Around 250-300cm.
Once you get over a certain age and height, Syringa Madame Lemoine trees are measured in girth (trunk diameter). This is because maturity is measured much more accurately using this method. It is entirely possible that 6-8cm girth Madame Lemoine tree which is older than a 180-240cm, looks similar in height, however the canopy will be larger and stronger with a much more establish root system indicated by pot size. It doesn't happen often but if it does, you have not been cheated. We give heights as a very rough indication of what to expect when your Syringa Madam Lemoine is delivered but remember these are only approximate as Mother Nature does does grow uniformly and rejects any complaint based on size, mostly because she is a mythical entity that doesn't use the SI system of measurement.
The (HS) option means Half Standard which describes a lollipop shape i.e. single stem with a rounded canopy on top.
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.
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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.
UK Grown Ornamental Trees
All our trees are banned from overseas travel so that we can state they are all UK grown. We have removed Internet access from the nursery so they cannot book any flights.
Warm and wet conditions from Climate Change have increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy.
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.