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Syringa vulgaris 'Katherine Havemeyer' (Lilac 'Katherine Havemeyer')

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

Plant details

Botanical name

Syringa vulgaris 'Katherine Havemeyer'

Other names

Lilac 'Katherine Havemeyer'

Genus

Syringa Syringa

Variety or Cultivar

'Katherine Havemeyer' _ 'Katherine Havemeyer' is a deciduous shrub with panicles of fragrant, double, purple-pink flowers in spring and summer.


Syringa vulgaris 'Katherine Havemeyer' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are very fragrant.

Habit

Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Pale-purple in Spring; Lilac-pink in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Thrips , Leaf mining moths Thrips , Leaf mining moths

Lilac blight Lilac blight

General care

Propagation methods

Budding, Grafting, Layering, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Syringa vulgaris 'Katherine Havemeyer' (Lilac 'Katherine Havemeyer') will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Does well in chalk but dislikes acidic soil.

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)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Syringa vulgaris 'Katherine Havemeyer'

Other names

Lilac 'Katherine Havemeyer'

Genus

Syringa Syringa

Variety or Cultivar

'Katherine Havemeyer' _ 'Katherine Havemeyer' is a deciduous shrub with panicles of fragrant, double, purple-pink flowers in spring and summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are very fragrant.

Habit

Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Pale-purple in Spring; Lilac-pink in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Thrips , Leaf mining moths

Specific diseases

Lilac blight

General care

Propagation methods

Budding, Grafting, Layering, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Syringa vulgaris 'Katherine Havemeyer' (Lilac 'Katherine Havemeyer') will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Does well in chalk but dislikes acidic soil.

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 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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Hi, I have just been given a Katherine Havemeyer and I would to know if it possible to plant the shrub in a pot and if so how large should the pot be?Many thanksKT read more

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