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Syringa josikaea - Jacq.f. ex Rchb.

Common Name Hungarian Lilac
Family Oleaceae
USDA hardiness 2-7
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Not known
Range Europe - Hungary.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
Syringa josikaea Hungarian Lilac


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Syringa josikaea Hungarian Lilac
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Summary

Bloom Color: Purple. Main Bloom Time: Late spring. Form: Rounded, Vase.


Physical Characteristics

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Syringa josikaea is a deciduous Shrub growing to 4 m (13ft 1in) at a medium rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 5. It is in flower in June. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soils.
It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade; Hedge;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

Hedge;  Hedge.

A good hedging plant, it is very tolerant of trimming[200].

Cultivation details

Landscape Uses:Specimen. Succeeds in any fertile well-drained neutral to alkaline soil, preferring a position in full sunshine[182, 200]. Thrives in chalky soils[182]. Plants in this genus are notably susceptible to honey fungus[200]. Special Features:Not North American native, Fragrant flowers, Blooms are very showy.

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Propagation

Seed - sow March in a north facing cold frame. Pre-treating the seed with 4 weeks warm then 3 weeks cold stratification improves germination. It is probable that sowing the seed as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame would be a more reliable method[K]. Prick the seedlings out into individual pots once they are large enough to handle. Plant them out in the summer if sufficient growth has been made, otherwise grow them on in a cold frame for their first winter and plant out in late spring of the following year. Cuttings of young shoots, 7cm with a heel, June in a frame[200]. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 7cm with a heel, July/August in a frame[200]. Layering in spring before new growth begins. Takes 12 months[78]. Division of suckers in late winter. They can be planted straight out into their permanent positions.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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