Charles Joly Lilac
Lilac Charles Joly (Syringa vulgaris 'Charles Joly') has attractive fragrant large double flowers in tight clusters. The beautiful flowers are a striking deep reddy purple colour. The long-lived deciduous shrub has heart-shaped green leaves with some autumn colour. From France 1896.
• Uses: ornamental shrub, hedge, cut flower
• Size: 2 metres high x 2 metres wide depending on conditions
• Flowering: early flowering, spring
• Features: clusters of fragrant striking deep reddy purple flowers, some autumn foliage