Lottah Nursery Tasmania, Australia
Syn. 'Varin Lilac'
This is the product of a natural cross of S. vulgaris x S. protolaciniata discovered at the Rouen Botanic Garden in France around 1777.
'Rouen' produces large clusters of terminal as well as axillary panicles of fragrant single florets on slender stems in mid season. It are suited to growing as a specimen, in massed plantings, or used for a superior hedging. Experience elsewhere suggests the hybrid requires less than normal winter chilling for flowering.
Typical of the hybrid it grows into a largish shrub 3 x 2m with minimal suckering.
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50401-4010 (2, 7, 16, 37)