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Syringa x hyacinthiflora ‘The Bride’

Syringa x hyacinthiflora ‘The Bride’ is part of the Oleaceae family of plants. They also call it the Early Flowering Lilac, Lilac ‘The Bride’ or Hyacinth Lilac ‘The Bride‘. Syringa x hyacinthiflora is a hybrid between Syringa oblate and Syringa vulgaris.

Syringa x hyacinthiflora 'The Bride'
Syringa x hyacinthiflora ‘The Bride’ at Kew Gardens, London, UK

This is a hardy Lilac and resistant to powdery mildew. Syringa x hyacinthiflora ‘The Bride’ is a deciduous shrub, growing to about 12ft or 360cm tall. It flowers about a week or ten days before other Lilacs in mid-spring. The flowers are white and fragrant. The foliage is medium green and changes color in autumn.

How to grow Syringa x hyacinthiflora ‘The Bride’:

Grow Syringa x hyacinthiflora ‘The Bride’ in the sun. Plant it in humus-rich, fertile, dry to medium moist but well-drained soil. Syringa x hyacinthiflora ‘The Bride’ dislikes acidic soil. Shelter it if the climate is too hot. Prune right after flowering as Lilac develops next season’s buds right after flowering. Lilacs grow suckers and it is best to remove them as soon as possible.

Syringa x hyacinthiflora 'The Bride'
Syringa x hyacinthiflora ‘The Bride’

Also read about Syringa x hyacinthiflora ‘Buffon’ or Syringa x hyacinthiflora ‘Asessippi’

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