Open 20 cm clusters of mauve-purple sweetly fragrant flowers with ivory undertones cover the new growth starting late May. Multistemmed arching branched form. Makes a soft lovely when growing in a ‘hedge’ with similar sized shrubs. Hummingbird magnet. Problem free.
- Seed Count: 30-35
- Collection Date: Oct 2019
- Hardiness Zone: 5-8
- Height and Width: 4m x 4-5m
- Germination test type: hand sort
- Family: Oleaceae
How to germinate Syringa josikaea seeds:
Soak 24 hours in room temperature water. Place seed in baggie filled with equal mix of moist coarse sand and peat or sow 5 mm deep. Keep moist. Cold stratify 30-90 days in the fridge or outdoors (do not freeze). When cold stratification period is over, provide temps of 14-18 C to germinate. Days to germination: 14-45 days. If sowing in a baggie, check seed in the fridge for early risers. If germinating in the baggie transplant sprouts as needed.