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Syringa amurensis

Common name(s): Amur Lilac

Plant type: deciduous large shrub
Primary method of propagation: seed
Alternate propagation method(s): cutting, layering, grafting/budding,

Propagation by Cuttings

Cutting type: stem tip
Time of year to take cuttings: Summer
Cutting maturity: softwood, semi-hardwood
Rooting hormone: IBA TALC 8000 PPM
Rooting environment: intermittent mist
Soil temperature for best rooting: 65-70 degrees F
Time to rooting: 4-6 weeks
Comment: Best time to take lilac cuttings is when the terminal bud in unfoldingand the joint with the main stem is somewhat sticky.

Propagation by Seed

Time of year to collect seed: Autumn
Time of year to sow seed: Summer
Seed treatment: stratify 40 degrees F 2-3 months.
Comment: Mulch seed bed in the Fall.

Propagation by Layering

Type of Layering: trench
Time of year to layer: late Autumn
Wounding: no information

Propagation by Grafting

Time of year to graft: late Summer
Type of graft: whip, 'T', side graft
Rootstock: S. vulgaris or Ligustrum ovalfolium
Comment: S. vulgaris rootstock is more compatible but it has more suckers, on the other hand budding on privet should be done below the normal soil level to allow the lilac to establish its own roots.