Syringa are more commonly known as Lilac, and are a highly attractive deciduous shrub when producing the pink or white flowers – with particular use for attracting pollinators into a garden.

The shrubs can reach around two metres in height, with some variance based on the variety. They are generally slow-growing, but produce vigorous shoots on which new flowers appear.

Planting should be made in a location with full sun, but can be planted in exposed or sheltered places. They are also suitable for well-drained soils that are alkaline or neutral.

Pruning should be undertaken with care with the best time being immediately after flowering. Heavy pruning can cause the problems with future flowering.