This medium-size lilac shrub has an upright, open-branched habit and bright green foliage. Gorgeous, deep wine red, double flower clusters are highly fragrant. Blooms mid-season, typically in mid-May. Thrives in cool summer climates. A lovely spring accent, screen or border specimen. This plant is deciduous and does best in full sun.
When considering where how to use the Charles Joly Lilac in the landscape; consider a Border, a Cutting Garden, a Hedge, a Privacy Screen, or privacy in an Urban Garden, attract butterflies and hummingbirds in a Wildlife Garden, or this lilac acts as a great Windbreak.
The Charles Joly Lilac thrives in moist, humus-rich soils with good drainage. Water regularly during first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. It may be watered deeply less frequently when established. Feed before new growth emerges and increase watering in early spring, in absence of rainfall or snow melt. Prune after flowering. Pruning time: late spring.