Syringa vulgaris
  • Bred by Kolesnikov, 1939, grows up to 5.0 m high and 2.0-3.0 m wide
  • Boasts heart-shaped dark green foliage, typical of its species
  • Displays violet flowers in buds which become pink when open; single flowers are big, about 2.0 cm across, extremely fragrant, their petals are rounded on top; develops big trusses, broadly pyramidal and in shape resembling hydrangea trusses; flower panicles are big and loose, and consist of two or three pairs
  • Prefers moist, fertile – from slightly acid to slightly alkaline – soil and can grow well in moist positions
  • Cold hardy.