Michel Buchner Common Lilac - Syringa vulgaris 'Michel Buchner'
Flowers of Michel Buchner are double, lilac-pink with white throats, borne on 12 inch long panicles. This species is the common lilac, also referred to as French lilac, that most of us are familiar with; extremely fragrant flowers appearing in late spring to early summer. Syringa is a genus of about 20–25 species of flowering plants in the olive family (Oleaceae), native to Europe and Asia and naturalized worldwide .
Deciduous shrubs or small trees, ranging in size from 2–10 m tall, lilacs are some of our most beloved flowering shrubs for the home landscape. The leaves are opposite, simple, and heart-shaped to broad lanceolate in most species, pinnate in a few species. The flowers are produced in spring, each flower being 5–10 mm in diameter with a four-lobed corolla, the corolla tube narrow, 5–20 mm long; they are bisexual, with fertile stamens and stigma in each flower .
Lilacs are deciduous shrubs or small trees, ranging in size from 2–10 m tall, with stems up to 20–30 cm diameter. The leaves are opposite (occasionally in whorls of three) in arrangement, and their shape is simple and heart-shaped to broad lanceolate in most species, but pinnate in a few species (e.g. S. protolaciniata, S. pinnatifolia). The flowers are produced in spring, each flower being 5–10 mm in diameter with a four-lobed corolla, the corolla tube narrow, 5–20 mm long; they are bisexual, with fertile stamens and stigma in each flower. The usual flower colour is a shade of purple (often a light purple or lilac), but white, pale yellow and pink, and even a dark burgundy color are also found. The flowers grow in large panicles, and in several species have a strong fragrance. Flowering varies between mid spring to early summer, depending on the species. The fruit is a dry, brown capsule, splitting in two at maturity to release the two winged seeds.
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