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Plant Species of the genus Syringa

Information about this genus
Name: Syringa
Cultivation: CULTIVATION: Their main requirements are a well-drained soil and a position in sun or light shade; they thrive in a sandy gravelly soil, preferably one that is slightly alkaline, but do not do well in heavy clay nor in deep shade. Propagate from seed, but the results may be variable; layering is a common practice, or they can be grown from cuttings of the current year?s growth.
Description: This is a genus of 23 species of vigorous, deciduous, flowering shrubs in the olive family, most of them native to northeast Asia, with 2 species only in Europe. Of the European species one, Syringa vulgaris, the common lilac, is known to have been grown in the gardens of western Europe since the sixteenth century and is today represented by over 1,500 named cultivars with flowers ranging in color from pure white to deep purple. The flowers may be single or double, borne in conspicuous clusters, and almost all are highly fragrant. Probably no other flowering shrub has been so extensively hybridized, and lilacs are among the most popular of all cool-climate shrubs.

Specie Vernacular Zone
josikaea 5?9
pekinensis 5?9
persica Persian lilac
reticulata 3?9
Syringa 3 henryi 4-9
Syringa 3 hyacinthiflora 4?9
Syringa 3 josiflexa 5?9
Syringa 3 laciniata 5?9
Syringa 3 persica 4?9
Syringa 3 prestoniae 4-9
Syringa julianae 6-9
Syringa komarowii 5-9
Syringa meyeri 4?9
Syringa oblata 5?9
Syringa pinnatifolia 6-10
Syringa pubescens 5?9
Syringa reflexa 5?9
Syringa tigerstedtii 4?9
Syringa tomentella 4?9
Syringa wolfii 4?9
vulgaris 4?9

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