Syringa vulgaris 'Congo'
Lilacs are popular spring ornamentals. They are upright shrubs with purple, fragrant pyramidal blooms. They make a beautiful addition to borders, hedges and container gardens. They naturally attract bees, butterflies and birds to your garden and work well for borders, hedges and container gardens. Naturally deer resistant, they grow best with full sun and partial shade and well-drained soil and grow between 5-12 feet tall. Lilacs are great for fresh flower arrangements.
The Congo lilac has red buds that open to violet flowers. It has the longest flower panical clusters of all the lilacs with an distinctive aromatic fragrance. Growing to nearly 12”, these exquisite magenta-violet flowers are very hardy and will thrive in warmer climates. The Congo will live up to 30 years.
Common name: Congo French Lilac
Height x Diameter: 6'-12'x6'-12'.
Minimum temperature: Hardy to -30 to -40° F.
USDA zone 3-11
Light: Full sun.
Uses: Border, hedge, screen, specimen.
Deer Resistant: Rarely damaged by deer.
Attracts butterflies: Yes
Bloomcolor: Red, Violet
The plant(s) that you are purchasing are grown in individual 2"x4" size containers, which are removed and your plants are shrink wrapped in plastic for shipping purposes. Plants shipped during the growing season will be approximately 1 year old and 6"-8" tall.
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