Syringa 'Ludwig Spaeth'
Height: 10-12 feet
Spread: 6-8 feet
Ludwig Spaeth is a French Hybrid Lilac that was first introduced in 1883. It's a gorgeous late bloomer that has stood the test of time.
This lilac charges into spring draped in traditional sparkling green, heart shaped leaves. However, the Ludwig Spaeth really starts its show well after your other Lilacs have started blooming.
In early June your shrub will be covered with huge clusters of beautiful deep reddish-purple blooms that are excellent as cut flowers. Just a few of the large blooms will perfume your entire house.
Ludwig Spaeth makes for a stand-out at the back of a perennial border, along a foundation or as a screening shrub. It will tolerate some shade, but blooms best in full sun.