Thursday, May 30, 2013

lilac #8

garden lilac, Syringa vulgaris, from very old nursry, more than 90 years old.



Anonymous said...

I don't think that can be 90 years old. I mean, the plant itself might grow on the same spot for a long time but the trunks grow and then die, getting replaced by new ones. None of them individually is actually that old. But you already knew that. The question is, why you're trying to convince us otherwise?

Walter Pall said...

Because you obviously don't know what you are writing about. If I write 90 years I mean 90 years. I got these in 1991n form a nursery where the owner told me that these were planted before the war by his father.
I don't lie such negative remarks of anonymous ignorants.

Daniel Torres said...

Beautiful lilac.Thanks for showing.
I dont understand why people like this anonymous post in that manner...
Ignorance is bold.

Matt Williams said...

Why shouldn't a lilac trunk live longer than 90 years?! What a very strange objection, put so rudely! It must have a beautiful scent just now, it makes me long to be in my garden!

Many thanks for sharing.

Bruno António said...

Hi Walter,

Here's another beautiful tree!!
As I did not give to have my mini-collection one of your trees! :)


Josef Ulrich said...

I remember reading in you blog a couple of years ago that lilacs are one of the few trees that are still in a largely organic substrate. Is this still true? 

Next spring I hope to collect several lilacs growing wild near an old foundation. Are there any special considerations for collection?


Walter Pall said...


correct, they don't do very well in normal substrate. Add compost.
Collecting is very easy. They will grow if you stump them down to the ground and if they have very few roots.