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Littleleaf Lilac (Syringa Microphylla) 25+ seeds

Littleleaf Lilac (Syringa Microphylla) 25+ seeds
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A highly variable lilac from slopes, woodlands, and river verges in China and Korea, Syringa pubscens is grown for its showy clusters of fragrant blooms. Its subspecies microphylla bears lilac-pink flowers in spring and again in summer.
Pairs of small, downy, oval leaves line the upright to arching branches of this twiggy, rounded, medium-sized shrub. The mid-green to grayish-green leaves are paler underneath. Foliage may turn red tints in fall. Steeple-shaped clusters of tubular flowers appear in abundance in mid-spring, and in lesser numbers in midsummer. The cultivar 'Superba' flowers sporadically until frost. Hummingbirds and butterflies visit the blooms. Grow this hardy and adaptable shrub in full to partial sun and well-drained mildly acidic to mildly alkaline soil. It requires winter chill to flower abundantly. Monitor for mildew, especially in humid droughty summers. Use this lilac in mixed borders, cottage gardens, or informal hedges and screens. Enjoy the cut flowers indoor in a vase. (source: Learn2Grow.com)

Genus - Syringa
Species - Microphylla
Common name - Littleleaf Lilac
Pre-Treatment - Required
Hardiness zones - 4 - 8
Height - 6'-9' / 1.80 - 2.70 m
Spread - 6'-9' / 1.80 - 2.70 m
Plant type - Medium Shrub
Vegetation type - Decidious
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Shade
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil type - Loam, sand, well drained
Water requirements - Average Water
Landscape uses - Container, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border, Screening / Wind Break
Germination rate - 78%
Bloom season - Spring, Early summer
Leaf / Flower color - Green, gray green / Pink, Lavender

Useful Info
GerminationSeed will benefit from a short cold moist stratification (30-60 days) to increase speed, uniformity and % of germination. Germination will improve with alternating temperatures of approx. 8 hours @ 86 deg. F and 16 hours @ 68 deg. Many growers use a fungicide durring stratification. Other sterilization methods you can use include a 12 hour hydrogen-peroxide soak; surface sterilization with a 1:10 bleach:water mix, soaking the seed for 8 minutes then thoroughly washing off the bleach with warm water; a short diluted iodine soak.
1. Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
2. Stratification: cold stratify for 30-60 days
3. Germination: sow seed 1/4 deep, keep moist, mulch the seed bed, cover seedbed with some shade, can be sown outdoors in the fall for spring germination.
Stratified syringa seeds normally germinates in 14-60 days. Normally will only germinate with light, GA-3 may promote germination - even in the dark.