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14/05/2013 at 14:03

I have this plant in my garden. It was one of the few that there were.It has a most delicious scent but I cannot work out what it is, 

Daphne , Lilac, something else

It is deciduous

Hope the photos are clear enough


14/05/2013 at 14:04

dont know but looks a nice plant and good if it has a scent as well.


14/05/2013 at 14:11

Could be one of the lilacs. Don't think it's a daphne

14/05/2013 at 14:38
14/05/2013 at 15:08

Difficult to see. How many petals does each flower have?

14/05/2013 at 15:16

I was looking at syringas too and found Josikaea and Josiflexa, but they weren't quite right. I think you've got it Silver surfer - Syringa persica. Most of the daphnes aren't really deciduous and have tougher glossier leaves.

14/05/2013 at 17:01

The other possibility is S. pubescens microphylla Superba.

14/05/2013 at 17:40

QUOTE "The other possibility is S. pubescens microphylla Superba."


The leaves on  Syringa pubescens subsp microphylla Superba are a very different shape.

14/05/2013 at 17:45

Thanks but no, Berghill it isn't that. The leaves are not really lilac-like.

These are fairly pointy and don't have that round lilac shape.

I'll try to take another couple of pics.

back in a minute

14/05/2013 at 17:57

 Sorry - not very clear

 The flowers come all along the stem


14/05/2013 at 17:59

Told you my eyesight is no longer any good.

14/05/2013 at 18:19
14/05/2013 at 18:50

Thanks for that silver surfer. The leaves definately fit. 

I have just been on Google and the variety Syringa persica laciniata. This seems to have the correct leaves and the flowers along the stem rather than at the end. Also the pictures of this variety show the same droopy growth

Thanks very much, been wondering for a couple of years. 

14/05/2013 at 19:19

I actually suggested this earlier but didn't think you had seen my post.


You can rule our  Syringa persica laciniata completely....

correctly called Syringa x laciniata

The leaf is very very different.

Laciniata means cut leaf.

Your lilac definitely does not have a cut leaf!

The internet is wonderful but not every picture on it is correctly labelled.

See this accurate pic of the leaves!....


14/05/2013 at 19:47
14/05/2013 at 19:56

Sorry I am confused.

I am not sure what you mean.

1st link the leaves are not as open as yours.... it could be Syringa x persica... the photo bears no name.

The 2nd link you cannot even see any leaves?

3rd link is the same company I first used Perry hill... Syringa x persica. in my post at 14.38p.m

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