Syringa is a very beautiful shrub that blooms in spring and early summer.
In summary, what you need to know:
Last name : Philadelphus
Family : Hydrangaceae
Type : Shrub
Height : 1 to 3 m
Exposure : Sunny and partial shade
Ground : Ordinary
Foliage : Expired -Flowering : June
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Planting, maintenance and pruning promote the proper development of the syringe and its flowering. (Photo: © hcast)
It is recommended plant your syringe in the fall but we can also plant in spring provided you water regularly for the first year after planting.
- Choose a sunny spot, but not too hot.
- Syringe tolerates even light shade, especially in warm regions.
- He likes light, well-drained land and dreads waterlogged land.
- Follow our tips for planting a shrub.
Syringe cutting, technique and period:
Syringate can easily multiply bycuttings, this is even the best way to get new syringes.
- Multiplication by cuttings in dry wood in February.
- Multiplication by cuttings on young shoots in spring and until June.
> Here are our tips forshrub cuttings
Syringe pruning and maintenance
Syringe, once properly installed, requires relatively little care and maintenance.
Trim the syringe well:
The syringe appreciates being pruned every year, in order to favor the growth of young branches and to eliminate old wood.
- After flowering, trim the shoots of the year in half.
This helps restore vigor to the syringe and stimulate the next flowering.
- Remove the oldest branches roughly every 3 years.
- Also remove the dead and more fragile stems.
Watering the syringe:
On the watering side, the syringe must be watered in the event of high temperatures and / or prolonged drought.
- It can be seen that it needs water when the leaves sag slightly and become softer.
The syringe in jar should normally be watered much more often than that planted in the ground.
- Water as soon as the soil is dry for a few centimeters.
Throughout the year, it is important to clean and hoe the base of the syringe in order to free it from weeds and allow the water to drain well at the roots.
To have a very nice syringe:
The contribution of a universal fertilizer in the spring will improve the growth, flowering and will return the magnificent foliage.
To know about syringate
This very beautiful shrub blooms in June, but often as early as May.
It then spreads a very persistent and very pleasant scent throughout your garden, and also has the particularity of being very rustic.
It requires very little maintenance and should adapt to any location in your garden.
Syringate has given rise to many hybrids, both single and double flowered, to the delight of the eyes and nose.
Almost all syringate eventually recedes over the years.
Interesting varieties of syringe:
- Philadelphus ‘burfordensis’: White and fragrant flowers in June-July
- Philadelphus coronarius: Very fragrant cream-white bloom in June
- The Philadelphus purpureomaculatus "Beautiful star": White flower and red spot in the center
- Philadelphus virginalis ‘Natchez’: Large fruity white flower
Syringe is not often sick and particularly resistant to most fungi and diseases.
However, it can be infested with pests such as aphids and mealybugs.
- Here is how to contain theaphid attacks.
- Here's how to deal with mealybug attacks.
Smart tip about syringe
Syringe will appreciate the addition of fertilizer in the spring if you see any signs of weakness.
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