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Syringa vul Charles Joly
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Syringa vulgaris 'Charles Joly'


Description: A round-shaped small tree or large shrub with a typical erect habit. One of the classic lilacs with single very dark red-purple flower panicles which are highly scented. The purple flowers stand out well against the backdrop of pretty, heart-shaped, mid-green foliage in spring and summer.

History: Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

Syringa Growing Tips: Easy to grow in most well-drained, fertile, humus-rich alkaline to neutral soils. Thrives in chalky ground and appreciates mulching when planted in full sun

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 2.5m x 2m

General attributes

Award-winning Award-winning
Text Green Foliage
Text Bushy

Ornamental attributes

Small tree size after 10 years Small tree size after 10 years
Flowering month - May Flowering month - May
Scented flowers Scented flowers
Chalk tolerant Chalk tolerant
Needs full sun Needs full sun
Replacement prune Replacement prune