French Hybrid - 'Paul Thirion - Out Of Stock!
The Paul Thirion Lilac has considered a classic lilac for over 100 years because it features fragrant double light pink/purple flowers in upright panicles and an upright multi-stemmed habit. The dark green heart-shaped leaves provide an excellent visual barrier but do not develop any appreciable fall colour.
Paul Thirion Flowers
Paul Thirion Flowers
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Botanical (latin) name: Syringia vulgaris 'Paul Thirion'
Zone 3
Height 8ft (2.5m) Spread 6ft (2m)
summer leaf colour - dark green Fall leaf colour - yellow
Seeds small oval woody Bark - smooth grey
Blossom colour - Light pruple/pink 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

Description:
This Lilac is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used as a background for other landscape plants with finer foliage.

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 does not attract deer.

The Paul Thirion Lilac will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 2 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, regardless of their origin. The Paul Thirion lilac was one of his creations.

The Difference Between French Hybrids and Preston Lilacs

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

Suckering...................YES......................NO

Fragrance.................INTENSE..............SUBTLE

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

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

Leaves.......................SMOOTH.............CRENELATED

Mature tree in Bloom
Mature tree in Bloom

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