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Syringa vulgaris 'Yankee Doodle' (Lilac 'Yankee Doodle')

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 'Yankee Doodle'

Other names

Lilac 'Yankee Doodle'

Genus

Syringa Syringa

Variety or Cultivar

'Yankee Doodle' _ 'Yankee Doodle' is an upright, deciduous shrub with ovate to heart-shaped, mid- to dark green leaves and dense panicles of strongly fragrant, reddish-purple flowers in late spring and early summer.


Syringa vulgaris 'Yankee Doodle' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are strongly fragrant.

Habit

Upright

Flower

Reddish-purple in Spring; Reddish-purple in Summer

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Mid-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leaf mining moths , Thrips Leaf mining moths , Thrips

Lilac blight , Powdery mildew Lilac blight , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1. Tolerates hard renovation pruning. Deadhead newly planted shrubs before seeds develop.

Propagation methods

Budding, Grafting, Layering, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Syringa vulgaris 'Yankee Doodle' (Lilac 'Yankee Doodle') will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun. Mulch regularly.

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

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Syringa vulgaris 'Yankee Doodle'

Other names

Lilac 'Yankee Doodle'

Genus

Syringa Syringa

Variety or Cultivar

'Yankee Doodle' _ 'Yankee Doodle' is an upright, deciduous shrub with ovate to heart-shaped, mid- to dark green leaves and dense panicles of strongly fragrant, reddish-purple flowers in late spring and early summer.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are strongly fragrant.

Habit

Upright


Colour

Flower

Reddish-purple in Spring; Reddish-purple in Summer

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Mid-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leaf mining moths , Thrips

Specific diseases

Lilac blight , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1. Tolerates hard renovation pruning. Deadhead newly planted shrubs before seeds develop.

Propagation methods

Budding, Grafting, Layering, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Syringa vulgaris 'Yankee Doodle' (Lilac 'Yankee Doodle') will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun. Mulch regularly.

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

South, East, West

Exposure

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, Zone 3

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