The lilac symbolizes youth, renewal and spring awakening. If you give white lilac, this means an invitation to the date. The lilac-colored lilac is interpreted as a declaration of love.
Originally the lilac tree originated from East Asia and Southern Europe. From there, traders brought it to Vienna 400 years ago and from there it was quickly spread throughout Europe. This plant impresses with its lush, colorful flowers with panicles up to 20 centimeters long. Meanwhile, different varieties and hybrids have been bred, which have particularly colorful flowers, but the characteristic scent of the plant is lost.
It is a pleasure to arrange a large lilac bouquet or to sit directly under the lilac tree in the garden and enjoy its aroma. Today we would like to give you some tips for the breeding and care of the lilac tree. You will also learn how to keep the lilac bouquet fresh longer.
The Flierdbaum – colorful and aromatic!
The lilac ( Syringa )
There are about 30 pure species of lilac. Overall, it is easy to clean and can withstand heat, cold and urban climate. It grows as a deciduous shrub or small trees. Because of its robustness, the plant is very popular with hobby gardeners. But even beginners can try to cultivate the decorative plant.
The heyday: Anyone who wants to purchase a lilac species that flowers from the beginning of May to the end of July can grow a variety of varieties. The earliest, between April and the beginning of May flowers the purple lilac, which delighted with beautiful flowers and numbing aroma about 20 days, the eyes and senses. Then comes the heyday of the common lilac, and 5 to 12 days later, the Hungarian lilacs begin to bloom and enjoy lush blossoms for between 20 and 25 days.
The colors: The lilac has a tremendous variety of colors. From snow white, pale yellow and pink, to pale blue to purple and purple flowers.
Follow the correct care tips!
Lilac care and casting
The lilac tree is uncomplicated and quite modest. To present himself well, he needs a nutrient-rich and well-drained soil. But actually, the lilac copes with every type of soil, even with calcareous soil. Fertilizing is definitely recommended in spring – with an organic fertilizer or compost. After flowering, you can strengthen it again.
The lilac bush is also easy to maintain with regard to irrigation. Only on particularly hot days does he need an extra amount of water. On the limp leaves you will notice that the lilac needs more moisture.
So that the lilac can develop well in the garden, the location is important. The lilac tree is an absolute sun child and needs at least 6 hours of sun a day. Alternatively, it can thrive in partially shaded areas. Furthermore, you should pay attention to a good air circulation. But on the other hand, some varieties should be protected from strong winds. Such is, for example, the common lilac. The noble lilac, however, can tolerate the influence of strong winds.
Lilac cut for lush flowering
Spread the lilac scent in the garden
Cut lilac and multiply
Lilac grows best when left alone. However, dead branches should be removed. The faded inflorescences can be cut directly after flowering on the approach. A radical pruning It is best to do it in the summer, because the wounds close easily. The pruning rejuvenates old lilac bushes, but in the following year the flowering fails.
The propagation can be made using head cuttings or droppers, with offshoots and by selective sowing.
The right time to plant a new lilac tree is autumn. At this time of year the soil is still warm and the plant can root well. Lilac in the pot, however, can also be planted in the spring. The root area should be placed in the water for about 1 hour before planting the lilac. Place the plant in a hole twice the size of the root. Make sure that the basic trunk is at ground level. The plant hole is filled and poured carefully so that the soil slips. Then you give it soil again and the plant again moistened. Tip: You can put a handful of horn chips into the hole.
A nice aroma also for the home
Tips and tricks on how to keep the lilac bouquet fresh longer
- Pick the lilac early in the morning. Select flower spikes, which are 1 / 3rds open and the other 2 / 3rds are not fully flowered.
- Put the bouquet in cold water, add a crumb-sized piece of potassium and place the vase in a cool place.
- It is not necessary to change the water daily, but you will not go wrong if you add an ice cube.
- The lilac bouquet will be easily refreshed if you immerse the stems in hot water for 2 hours and cover the flowers with aluminum foil.
Take care of the good buzz of the lilac tree. Enjoy the lilac, in its colors and aroma in the garden or in the vase.
The lilac symbolizes youth, renewal and spring awakening
There are about 30 species of the genus Lilac
An easy-care plant for hobby gardeners and beginners
The lilac tree impresses with its lush Bütenrispen
Pick a sunny location for the plant
Arrange a beautiful bouquet
Korean lilac bush
A sight that pampers the eye and the senses