Family: Oleaceae

Scientific Name: Syringa vulgaris Monique Lemoine

Common Name: Monique Lemoiner Lilac


Syringa Monique Lemoine (Syringa vulgaris) has panicles of single white flowers. A large Lilac reaching 10 feet tall.

Plant TypeShrubs Deciduous
Hardiness Zone3-9
Sunlightfull, mostly sunny
Soil & Siteaverage, avoid wet soggy sites
Flowerssingle white, flowers bore on a panicle, fragrant
Fruitseeds in loose clusters of brown beaked dehiscent capsules
Leavesopposite, simple, glossy green leaves that can suffer from powdery mildew in the fall
Stemshas raised lenticels
Dimensions10 by 8 feet (HS)
MaintenanceThere are many different ways to prune a Lilac. The most drastic is to cut them down to the ground. Using this method I have had ones sucker back and regrow while others that didn't make. You can cut out the old stems and let the new suckers fill in thinning them to the desired amount. On many old plants we have removed all the suckers and left a few of the old stalks. Pruning them up to bare base stems, turning the plant into a small tree. Width can be controlled by pruning them back 1-2 or more nodes. Drastic pruning may delay flowering a few years. Since Lilacs bloom on next season’s wood, prune after they are done blooming
Cultivar Originintroduced in 1939 by Emile Lemoine
Notes & Reference#104-Lilacs A Gardeners Encyclopedia (Fiala)
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