Syringa vulgaris ‘Charles Joly’- Lilac


Syringa vulgaris ‘Charles Joly’ – lilac.

Flowers: The flowers of ‘Charles Joly’ are double, meaning they have more petals than the single-flowered varieties. They are a deep, rich magenta-purple color and are highly fragrant, filling the air with a sweet, floral scent. The blooms typically appear in late spring to early summer, adding a burst of color to the garden.

Foliage: Like other common lilacs, ‘Charles Joly’ has simple, dark green leaves that are oval-shaped and arranged oppositely along the stems. The foliage provides a lush backdrop to the vibrant flowers.

Habit: This cultivar typically grows as a multi-stemmed shrub with an upright, spreading habit. It can reach heights of 8 to 15 feet and widths of 6 to 12 feet, depending on growing conditions and pruning.

Growing Conditions: ‘Charles Joly’ prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. It is relatively low-maintenance once established but benefits from occasional pruning to maintain shape and encourage flowering.

Landscape Use: Syringa vulgaris ‘Charles Joly’ is commonly used as a specimen plant or as part of a mixed border in gardens and landscapes. Its vibrant, fragrant flowers make it an excellent choice for attracting pollinators like bees and butterflies. Additionally, the cut flowers can be used in floral arrangements, bringing the beauty and scent of the garden indoors.