"Charles Joly" Syringa vulgaris
Panicles of purple flowers packed closely together release a wonderfully strong yet sweet fragrance from Syringa vulgaris 'Charles Joly' in May-June. The purple flowers stand out well against the backdrop of pretty, heart-shaped, mid-green foliage in spring and summer.
A popular Purple Lilac tree, Syringa Charles Joly actually grows into more of a large bush up to 4 x 4 metres in 20 years. It requires a well-drained soil in a sunny spot, but is accepting of most soil types and alkaline soils.
Syringa vulgaris 'Charles Joly' is a wonderful choice of lilac tree for a sensory or nature garden. It entices lots of wildlife such as bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects.