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I was recently visting a National Trust for Scotland site when I came across this bush/shrub when I was in the gardens. There was no tag beside it to tell me the name but I was sure to get a picture of it. I thought it might have been rhododendron but have since looked at pictures on the internet and it doesn't look the same. It has a lovely smell coming from it and has purple flowers. Can someone please help me out with the name of this as I would love to get it for my own garden? Thanks in advance.

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I think it is a Lilac but I'm not very familiar with them so I could be way out!

19 May, 2014


Yes, lilac.You can get various shades and also white.

19 May, 2014


If it was not very tall, then it possibly could be Syringa meyeri Palabin. That is a fairly low growing variety.

19 May, 2014


If you want to be sure you could always contact NTS - they're very nice people.

19 May, 2014

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