Syringa 'Red Pixie'

Syringa ‘Red Pixie’

Lilac

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Syringa 'Red Pixie'
  • Common name: Lilac
  • Family: Oleaceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Pink

Foliage colour:

Green

Lilacs, Syringa, are classic garden shrubs and small trees bearing panicles of fragrant, tubular flowers in late-spring to early summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting and work well in spring bouquets, and are popular with insects. 

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Syringa ‘Red Pixie’ is a compact lilac, baring masses of fragrant pink flowers, which open from red buds. Perfect for a small garden it may also be grown in a large pot. 

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Grow Syringa ‘Red Pixie’ in moist but well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun. Remove spent flowers in summer and mulch annually in spring. Prune lightly in late winter, remembering that most species bear flowers on the previous year’s growth.

How to grow Syringa 'Red Pixie'

  • Plant size

    1.8m height

    1.8m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle, back

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do not Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do not Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Syringa 'Red Pixie' and wildlife

Syringa 'Red Pixie' is known for attracting bees, beneficial insects, butterflies​/​moths and other pollinators. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Attractive to Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Syringa 'Red Pixie' poisonous?

Syringa 'Red Pixie' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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