French Hybrid - 'Madame Lemoine'
The Madame Lemoine is a spring blooming lilac that features double white flowers with the sweetest perfume in upright panicles. The upright, multi-stemmed habit combined with dark green leaves makes this an ideal plant for a privacy hedge.
Double White Flowers of Madame Lemoine
Double White Flowers of Madame Lemoine
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Botanical (latin) name: Syringa vulgaris 'Madame Lemoine'
Zone 2a
Height 10ft (3m) Spread 8ft (2.5m)
summer leaf colour - dark green Fall leaf colour - yellow
Seeds small oval woody Bark - smooth grey
Blossoms - copious white Fragrance - exquisit perfume
Habit - Upright vase-like Placement - full sun, moist well drained soils
Why would you want this shrub? Spring fragrance, vsiual barrier, middle or back row in a multi-row planting

The Madame. Lemoine Lilac features showy panicles of fragrant white double white flowers that are excellent for cutting. The dense dark green foliage makes this plant perfect for a privacy hedge although the heart shaped leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour It has bluish-green foliage throughout the season. The brown seeds and the smooth grey bark are not ornamentally significant. T

This Lilac is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture and dark green leaves make it an excellent choice as a back or middle row shrub in a multi row planting Shorter lighter shrubs with finer foliage can be planted in front for a stunning effect.
This is a moderate maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies but not deer.

The Madame Lemoine Lilac will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 9 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.
This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments.

Fascinating Foliage Facts

Victor Lemoine (October 21, 1823 in Delme, Moselle - December 11, 1911) was a celebrated and prolific French flower breeder who, among other accomplishments, created many of today's lilac varieties. As a result of his accomplishments, the term French lilac has come to mean all cultivars of the common lilac that have double flowers,[1] regardless of their origin. The Madame Lemoine Lilac was named after his wife in 1890.

The Difference Between French Hybrids and Preston Lilacs

Characteristic..........French Hybrid........Preston



Bloom Period..........EARLY SPRING......LATE SPRING

Blossoms..................DOUBLE............. SINGLE


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