Dwarf Lilac (Syringa 'Josee') in the Lilacs Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Moderately alkaline (7.9 – 8.4)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Plant Height: 4 - 6 feet
Plant Spread: 4 - 5 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fragrant
Other: small medium green
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Blooms on old wood
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Other: until frost
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Rabbit Resistant
Containers: Not suitable for containers

It will bloom again after I trim off all the blooms

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Location: My front yard, N Watauga TXDate: 2012-04-04Very fragrant
By Debnes
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Date: 2015-04-28
By Paul2032
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Date: 2015-04-28
By Paul2032
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Location: In my garden, Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens, South Amana, IADate: Spring
By LarryR
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-05-14
By chelle
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-05-18
By chelle
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Location: Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington, ON, CanadaDate: 2014-06-05
By Anne
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Location: Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington, ON, CanadaDate: 2014-06-05
By Anne
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Comments:
Posted by Roses_R_Red (Mount Bethel, PA) on Feb 17, 2013 6:07 PM

The bush keeps a nice shape and needs almost no pruning except to cut off blooms for the re-bloom

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Plant Events from our members
AndreA33 On April 10, 2015 Obtained plant
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bloominholes2fill On May 23, 2018 Obtained plant
Josee is thriving and blooming beautifully this year! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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planting jossee lilac bushes in centeral texas by chelseyeunice May 18, 2017 9:25 PM 3
A shrub in my neighbors garden. by magga Oct 21, 2012 6:24 PM 4

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