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Lilac, ‘Charles Joly’

‘Charles Joly’ is nothing short of spectacular with its clusters of deep wine-red double blooms!  Accented by bright green foliage with its upright, open branched habit, the possibilities are endless.  While ‘Charles Joly’ would be charming in the cottage garden, it would also be beautiful as a privacy hedge, border, specimen, or for cutting.  The highly fragrant blossoms would add a bit of springtime to any bouquet or vase.

The Lilac is a reliable spring-flowering shrub for cold winter landscapes. They are excellent as a specimen/accent or in small groups, shrub borders, hedges or screens. Lilacs are also great for cottage gardens and as margins of woodland gardens. Great cut flower. If you want to attract Hummingbirds and Butterflies to your landscape, lilacs are a great choice for this. The characteristics that make these species so visually appealing – showy flowers, winter color – are some of Nature’s most powerful draws for the animal kingdom. Turn your yard into a naturally balanced eco-system! You’re sure to enjoy these plants for a lifetime. They provide food, shelter, and nesting. Plant your backyard sanctuary today!


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SY072BAG-1 Lilac, 'Charles Joly' 5 out of stock $24.00

Plant Details +

Botanical Syringa vulgaris 'Charles Joly'
Common Name Lilac ‘Charles Joly’
Family Oleaceae
Size 3.5" pots (Root established)
Height 10-12’
Spacing 8-10’
Hardiness Zones 3-8
Exposure Full sun
Foliage Medium green, heart shaped leaves
Flower Deep wine-red double
Bloomtime Late spring

General Information +

General Characteristics: Daffodils, tulips, peonies, and echinacea make lovely companion plants for ‘Charles Joly.’

Lilac Characteristics: Syringa vulgaris, commonly known as common lilac, is an upright, multi-stemmed, suckering, deciduous shrub in the olive family. Numerous cultivars have been introduced over time in both single and double-flowered forms. Cultivars extend the range of available flower colors to include shades of white, cream, rose, magenta, pinkish-purple, lavender, light blue and purple. It is native to open woodlands, rocky hills and scrubby areas in southeastern Europe but has been widely cultivated throughout Europe (beginning in the late 1500s) and North America (brought over by colonists in the early 1600s). It is particularly noted for its mid to late spring (May) bloom of very fragrant, tubular, 4-lobed, lilac to purple flowers (each to 1/3" long) which bloom in large conical to narrow-pyramidal panicles (to 6-8" long). Flowers give way to loose clusters of smooth, brown, flattened, dehiscent seed capsules (each to 3/4" long) which persist into winter if not removed. Glaucous, opposite, pointed-ovate to heart-shaped leaves (2-5" long) are dark gray-green to blue-green. No fall color. The bark is gray to gray-brown.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: First, choose a location with moist but well-drained soil. This lilac does not like acidic soil. Also, be sure the site you choose has good air circulation and full sun for best flowering. Dig a hole approximately 6 inches wider and the same depth as the roots. Place the plant in the hole so that the crown is just above the ground level and gently spread the roots. Fill the hole with soil and water thoroughly. Keep the soil moist around the roots. Water more frequently in extreme heat. Fertilize in early spring and prune in late spring.

Pests or Diseases: The plant grows in shade but flowering is poor and powdery mildew is likely.