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DESCRIPTION: Considered among the very best, this spring blooming lilac features an upright spreading growth habit with attractive heart-shaped, shiny, bluish-green leaves. French grafted lilac with fragrant, double, magenta flowers in mid-spring.
BOTANICAL NAME: Syringa vulgaris 'Charles Joly'
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 3 Meters
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 2.5 Meters
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun
FLOWER COLOUR: Magenta
FLOWERING TIME: Mid spring
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Bluish-green
COLD HARDINESS: Zone 3 ( Should survive up to -39.9° Celsius )
WATER NEEDS: Average
OTHER FEATURES: Attracts Birds & Butterflies, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Fragrant, Rabbit Resistant, Bee Friendly
Charles Joly Lilac features showy panicles of fragrant fuchsia flowers rising above the foliage in mid spring, which emerge from distinctive deep purple flower buds. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has bluish-green foliage throughout the season. The heart-shaped leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour.
Charles Joly Lilac is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.
This is a high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favour of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration:
Charles Joly Lilac is recommended for the following landscape applications:
Planting & Growing
Charles Joly Lilac will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.
This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments.
*We must be contacted within 7 days of delivery and plants must be taken care of, unplanted and watered until we can pick them up.
**Cedars & Perennials only come with an in-season warranty only. Warranty does not apply to frost damage, hail damage, wind damage or any other acts of mother nature. Plants must be properly planted, properly watered and cared for. Warranty only applies to items purchased at full price or to a maximum discount of 10% unless otherwise specified.