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Syringa emodi 'Elegantissima' (Himalayan lilac 'Elegantissima' )

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
5m
Max height
4m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Syringa emodi 'Elegantissima'

Other names

Himalayan lilac 'Elegantissima' , Golden Himalyan lilac, Syringa emodi 'Aureovariegata'

Genus

Syringa Syringa

Variety or Cultivar

'Elegantissima' _ 'Elegantissima' is a vigorous, upright, deciduous shrub with stout stems bearing elliptic to oblong, yellow and green variegated leaves and large, upright panicles of unpleasantly scented, pale lilac to white flowers in early summer.


Syringa emodi 'Elegantissima' is: Deciduous

Habit

Upright

Flower

White, Pale-purple in Summer

Foliage

Variegated, Green, Yellow in Summer; Yellow, Variegated, Green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leaf mining moths , Thrips Leaf mining moths , Thrips

Lilac blight Lilac blight

General care

Propagation methods

Budding, Grafting, Layering, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Syringa emodi 'Elegantissima' (Himalayan lilac 'Elegantissima' ) will reach a height of 5m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Does well in chalk but dislikes acidic soil. If in full sun, mulch to retain soil moisture.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Syringa emodi 'Elegantissima'

Other names

Himalayan lilac 'Elegantissima' , Golden Himalyan lilac, Syringa emodi 'Aureovariegata'

Genus

Syringa Syringa

Variety or Cultivar

'Elegantissima' _ 'Elegantissima' is a vigorous, upright, deciduous shrub with stout stems bearing elliptic to oblong, yellow and green variegated leaves and large, upright panicles of unpleasantly scented, pale lilac to white flowers in early summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Upright


Colour

Flower

White, Pale-purple in Summer

Foliage

Variegated, Green, Yellow in Summer; Yellow, Variegated, Green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leaf mining moths , Thrips

Specific diseases

Lilac blight

General care

Propagation methods

Budding, Grafting, Layering, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Syringa emodi 'Elegantissima' (Himalayan lilac 'Elegantissima' ) will reach a height of 5m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Does well in chalk but dislikes acidic soil. If in full sun, mulch to retain soil moisture.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Syringa emodi 'Elegantissima' (Himalayan lilac 'Elegantissima' )

Common pest name

Ash yellows

Scientific pest name

Candidatus Phytoplasma fraxini

Type

Phytoplasma

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Pathogen causing phytoplasma disease of certain tree species in the Americas. EU regulation already provides some mitigation against the risk of introduction; but could be further strengthened.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Syringa emodi 'Elegantissima' (Himalayan lilac 'Elegantissima' )

Common pest name

Japanese long scale; Japanese maple scale; Long scale; Japanese; Pear white scale

Scientific pest name

Lopholeucaspis japonica

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Regulated only on Citrus at present; regulation on other hosts needs to be considered. Only likely to be a pest under glass in UK.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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