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Congo French Lilac

Unusual Color
  • SKU: 76365
  • For each offer ordered, get 1 potted plant
This item ships in Fall

Congo French Lilac

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
Product Details
  • LightFull Sun
  • Height8 - 10 feet
  • Spread10 - 12 feet
  • Spacing10 - 12 feet
  • Zones3 - 7
  • FoliageDeciduous, smooth textured
  • Flower FormDouble flowers
  • ColorStarts red and will change to purple
  • BloomsLate spring/ Early summer
  • Soil RequirementsWell-drained, enriched soil
  • Growth RateModerate once established which takes approximately 3 - 4 weeks
  • PruningOnly to shape as needed. Prune after flowering.
  • CommentsThis 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.
  • Botanical NameSyringa vulgaris 'Congo'
  • DepthPlant at the same level it is growing in the container. Firm and water in well.
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Shipping Schedule

Orders for general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days. Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

2019 Fall Shipping Schedule
ZONE Trees & Shrubs
1A-4B 9/23 - 11/1
5A & 5B 9/23 - 11/1
6A & 6B 9/23 - 11/1
7A & 7B 9/23 - 11/1
8A & 8B 9/23 - 11/1
9A-10B 9/23 - 11/1
Last Order Date All Grow Zones: Oct 28, 2019

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