Taller options available for most trees. Please use the contact us page stating species, height range and postcode for more info.
Syringa Vulgaris Sensation Size Options
125-150cm: 2-3 year Half Standard (lollipop shape) in a 7-12L pot
150-180cm: 3-4 year Half Standard (lollipop shape) in a 12-15L pot
The poets amongst us could describe our Sensation Lilac (Syringa vulgaris 'Sensation') tree/shrub as a gift from the gods, the fragrance of which once it dances and glides to your olfactory receivers will elevate your mood to one last felt from your first love and the colours displayed will make you feel like you are wrapped in a velvet heated blanket with domestic help feeding you grapes from Waitrose. Other normal people might just notice the purple flowers have a strong and nice smell.
Poets would describe the dimensions as concentrated thereby improving your viewing pleasure whereas we would call it small and expect a height of around 4 metres at the 10 year point. It could go on to "evolve as the drums of time march on if adopted by a nurturing sphere of fertility driven by the Mary Poppins nurturing mindset" which is another way of saying it could be more if soil and weather are good.
Explosions of Picasso-esque joy reveal themselves mid solar cycle, also known as flowers in May.
Living surrounded by the compressed sacrifice of single-celled coccolithophores is a poetic way of saying thrives in chalk (will also be ok in most other soils)
Predominantly swaying in the waves of life affirming warmth is an expression just made up to describe plant in full sun.
You can choose to "re-condense the life seeking shoots" or lightly prune to promote new growth, the same thing happens after doing both.
This tree / shrub is supplied at a height of 50-120cm in a 7-12 litre container for year round planting and better results than from either bare-root or rootballed stock. Size range is quite broad as it depends when in the year you buy them and how good the weather has been on the nursery.
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No one has written a review for this Lilac tree yet, mostly because we have not asked them to write one, but if they did we are pretty sure it would say nice things about the author of this article and how close he is to.......his clothes.
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.