French Lilac (Syringa vulgaris 'Charles Joly') in the Lilacs Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
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 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8a
Plant Height: 8-10 feet
Plant Spread: 6 feet'
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Blooms on old wood
Flower Color: Mauve
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Bees
Containers: Not suitable for containers

The true magenta color had already faded when I took this picture

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Location: Denver Metro, CODate: 2012-04-28The true magenta color had already faded when I took this picture
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Location: Denver Metro, CODate: 2010-04-28Young Charles Joly plant, freshly planted.  About 2 years old
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Location: Denver CO MetroDate: Mid June, 2009Charles Joly w/spent blooms showing them as seeds
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Location: My backyard in Allentown, PADate: 2016-04-01Several days after budbreak on 1 April 2016.
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Comments:
Posted by Skiekitty (Denver Metro - Zone 5a) on Apr 14, 2014 12:33 PM

A very leggy, tall lilac. Blooms are shorter lived than the "common purple." Smells not as strong, either. But beautiful deep wine-red blooms.

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Anyone want to send me some rain? by Skiekitty Jul 14, 2011 5:27 PM 106

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