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Out of Season Congo French Lilac
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Congo French Lilac

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You'll want to plant this outstanding lilac near a window or entrance so that your guests can enjoy its fragrance and color! Its flower heads start red and turn a lovely purple during late spring. Makes lovely cut flowers. French Congo Lilac attracts bees, butterflies and birds. Grows 8-10 ft. tall with a 10-12 ft. spread. This flowering shrub is a good choice for planting in borders, as a hedge, for privacy screens or specimen planting. Grows best in well-drained, enriched soil. Best in full sun to partial shade. Deer tend to avoid. Potted. Zones 3-7.



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  • Botanical Name: Syringa vulgaris 'Congo'
  • Height: 8 - 10 feet
  • Spacing: 10 - 12 feet
  • Depth: Plant at the same level it is growing in the container. Firm and water in well.
  • Spread: 10 - 12 feet
  • Light Required: Full Sun
  • Color: Starts red and will change to purple
  • Foliage: Deciduous, smooth textured
  • Blooms: Late spring/ Early summer
  • Zone: 3 - 7
  • Flower Form: Double flowers
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained, enriched soil
  • Growth Rate: Moderate once established which takes approximately 3 - 4 weeks
  • Pruning: Only to shape as needed. Prune after flowering.
  • Comments: This red lilac's powerful fragrance is matched only by its color. Flower heads start out red, then turn a lovely purple. Plant one outside a window or in a front border to greet spring guests.

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