Syringa × laciniata

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Syringa × laciniata
Syringa Lacinata C.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Oleaceae
Genus: Syringa
Species: S. × laciniata
Binomial name
Syringa × laciniata
Mill.

Syringa × laciniata, the cut-leaf lilac or cutleaf lilac, is a hybrid lilac of unknown, though old origin. It is thought to be a hybrid between Syringa vulgaris from southeastern Europe and Syringa protolaciniata from western China.[1] Although often cited as being from China,[2] it more likely arose somewhere in southwestern Asia, where it was first scientifically described from cultivated plants in the 17th century, possibly Iran or Afghanistan,[3] or Pakistan, where it has been cultivated since ancient times.[4]

It is a deciduous shrub growing to 2 m tall. The leaves are 2–4 cm long, variably entire or cut deeply into three to nine lobes or leaflets. The flowers are pale lilac, produced in loose panicles up to 7 cm long in mid spring. It is hardy to USDA plant hardiness zone 5.[2][4]

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  1. ^ "Syringa ×laciniata". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 23 January 2018. 
  2. ^ a b Huxley, A., ed. (1992). New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. Macmillan ISBN 0-333-47494-5.
  3. ^ Bean, W. J. (1980). Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles 8th ed., vol. 4. John Murray ISBN 0-7195-2428-8.
  4. ^ a b Flora of Pakistan: Syringa laciniata