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Congo Lilac

A big and beautiful lilac in exciting redish purple color
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Congo Lilac

A big and beautiful lilac in exciting redish purple color
Congo French Lilac is sure to stand out for its impressive size and unique deep reddish purple color. Its flower heads start off in a rich wine red color, then shift to a lovely purple during late spring. With Congo growing to a height of up to ten feet, you'll have plenty of those flower heads to enjoy. Not only is this beautiful lilac unique in its looks, its fragrance is simply splendid. And, this lilac attracts bees, butterflies, and birds. With thich branching and a 10 to 12-foot spread, this flowering shrub is a good choice for planting in borders, as a hedge, for privacy screens, or specimen planting. Syringa vulgaris 'Congo'
  • Zone 3-8
  • Height 8 - 10 feet
  • Bloom Time Blooms late spring to early summer
  • Light Requirements Full Sun
  • Ship As FIELD 24-36"
We ship this item in Fall. Cannot ship to: AE AK GU HI PR
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We ship this item in Fall

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  • Botanical Name:

    Syringa vulgaris 'Congo'

  • Height: 8 - 10 feet
  • Ship As: FIELD 24-36"
  • Spacing: 6 - 8 feet
  • Spread: 6 - 8 feet
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun
  • Color: Purple
  • Foliage Type: Deciduous, smooth textured
  • Bloom Time: Blooms late spring to early summer
  • Flower Form: 10" long panicle clusters
  • Planting Instructions: Dig a hole large enough to accommodate the roots. Spread roots around and fill in with dirt so that the crown is at soil level.
  • Soil Requirements: Moist, humus-enriched, well-drained soil
  • Growth Rate: Moderate once established, which takes approximately 3 - 4 weeks
  • Pruning: Prune only to shape the lilac after it finishes flowering.
  • Unable to ship to: AE AK GU HI PR



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