Syringa vulgaris Ruhm von Horstenstein


Estimated fully grown height 3-5m

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Product Details

Specimens supplied a small 1-1.5m tall

Another German clone, this one has been around since the early 1930s. This blue / Purple flowerer is a robust plant ideal for more exposed gardens where it can explode into floral colour in the spring months to lift the garden into summer. Perfect for either full sun or dappled shade, its dark green oval leaves have a vigorous intensity that site well in a small garden during the summer months before turning to yellow in the autumn.

Syringa vulgaris Ruhm von Hortenstein is one of a multitude of Lilac clones but represents our second blue / purple offering within our range. In our view, if a variety has lasted for the best part of 100 years it has got to be a safe bet! Its stiffly ascending branch network forms a tidy multi stemmed tree that can be accommodated within a small garden space and it can always be kept in check by a winter prune if needed.

Mature height 3-5m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Looks good in
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Well drained, Will tolerate most soil types,
Autumn Colour
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree

Planting Video

Delivery Guide

Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.

Get a quote for delivery for your county here.

Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750

Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.

Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.

For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.

For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.