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Syringa vulgaris 'Madame Florent Stepman' (Lilac 'Madame Florent Stepman')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
4m
Max height
3m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Syringa vulgaris 'Madame Florent Stepman'

Other names

Lilac 'Madame Florent Stepman', Syringa vulgaris 'Mme Florent Stepman'

Genus

Syringa Syringa

Variety or Cultivar

'Madame Florent Stepman' _ 'Madame Florent Stepman' is large deciduous shrub with lance-shaped leaves. From late spring to early summer, it bears large dense panicles of fragrant, white flowers.


Syringa vulgaris 'Madame Florent Stepman' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are very fragrant.

Habit

Upright

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Light green in Spring; Light 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 'Madame Florent Stepman' (Lilac 'Madame Florent Stepman') will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, 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)

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Botanical name

Syringa vulgaris 'Madame Florent Stepman'

Other names

Lilac 'Madame Florent Stepman', Syringa vulgaris 'Mme Florent Stepman'

Genus

Syringa Syringa

Variety or Cultivar

'Madame Florent Stepman' _ 'Madame Florent Stepman' is large deciduous shrub with lance-shaped leaves. From late spring to early summer, it bears large dense panicles of fragrant, white flowers.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are very fragrant.

Habit

Upright


Colour

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Light green in Spring; Light 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 'Madame Florent Stepman' (Lilac 'Madame Florent Stepman') will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, 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

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Syringa vulgaris 'Madame Florent Stepman' (Lilac 'Madame Florent Stepman')

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 vulgaris 'Madame Florent Stepman' (Lilac 'Madame Florent Stepman')

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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