Souvenir de Louis Spaeth (Syringa vulgaris 'Souvenir de Louis Spaeth') has a reputation as being beautiful. We cannot confirm because it has not appeared in any modelling magazines, appeared on Miss Universe, run off with a rich old man or has a plaque declaring it to be an area of outstanding natural beauty. This is where you just have to trust us (the people taking your money and completely biased) that you buy this lilac tree and some form of beauty is what you are going to get. Should you want something more beautiful than our Souvenir de Louis Spaeth then we suggest buying two or more and look at them intensely (just be careful because bowel movements can be linked to intense looking)
Unlike UKIP, Souvenir de Louis Spaeth offers desirable, reliable and consistent results. It won't put up posters of very similar looking plants and try to tell you they will act like Japanese Knot Weed and destroy your paradise. If you do happen to have Japanese Knot Weed, maybe show it a picture of Nigel Farage, it seems disappointingly effective in keeping foreign bodies out of the UK.
Expect the lilac/purple flowers to make an appearance around May-June time depending on local conditions. By conditions we mean meteorological not political. Not even UKIP could stop our Souvenir de Louis Spaeth from flowering, but we would understand if it wanted to wait until something better came along. So if you do not get great results, check your soil, watering regime and where most people in your area are putting a tick on the ballot paper.
Considered to be fully UK hardy so will tolerate a frosty climate.
A small height tree / shrub, so expect a height of up to 4 metres (13 foot) after 10 years but could go on to be around 7m tall and the same wide.
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.
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Ornamental Tree Topping
All ornamental trees (not vines) are topped at 1.3 metres to encourage a natural ornamental tree shape with obvious exceptions e.g. patio sizes.This means that your tree was pruned during the growing process and then allowed to grow to the size it is now supplied at.
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £300 can be discounted by contacting us on 0800 043 1057
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.
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.
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.