At just 4-6' tall with a 4-5' spread, this delightful dwarf is perfect for borders, hedges or as a stand-alone specimen. Blooms heavily in late spring and, given adequate moisture, it will continue to flower intermittently all summer long until frost! Fragrant lavender-pink blooms attract butterflies. Unsurpassed for bouquets! Ships in a 4" pot. Zones 5-8. Syringa 'Josee'.
Deer tend to avoid.
Botanical Name: Syringa 'Josee'
Common Name: Lilac
Form: Deciduous woody shrub
Sun Exposure: Partial Shade/Full Sun
Height/Habit: 4 - 6'
Spread: 4 - 5'
Spacing: 4 - 6'
Hardiness Zone: 5 - 8
Flowering Date: Late spring, intermittent blooming until frost.
Shipping Season: both Spring & Fall
Unique Characterstics: A dwarf lilac noted for its ability to bloom intermittently until frost. Josee is the result of a three-way cross between S. meyeri, S. patula and S. microphylla. A hardy lilac that is just the right size for a specimen planting or hedge row. Because of its smaller stature than regular lilacs, the landscape possibilities are endless.
Flower Color: Lavender-Pink blooms.
Flower Form: Full, dense panicles 4 - 5" long of small trumpet-shaped flowers.
Foliage Type: Small, ovate to heart-shaped, medium green leaves.
Resistance: Watch for powdery mildew
Pruning: Prune as necessary to maintain shape.
Pruning Time: After flowering.
Soil Requirement: Well-drained , humus-enriched soil.
Additional Information: Best repeat blooming when planted in full sun.
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"Received a seedling early spring. Planted in a large pot until I could decide on permanent spot. It has grown to be almost 2 ft. tall in 1 and half months. It is in a very sunny spot at the moment, and appears to be a happy, healthy plant. I water when soil is dry, and it has taken off. I am pleased with this lilac thus far as it shows great promise. Thanks Springhill."
This is year 2 for mine and the bushes were loaded with flowers. I planted them in front of my window so when they are open the whole house smells like lilacs. I don't know how many time it will bloom but I'm very happy with them so far. I usually have terrible luck with mail order plants but I got lucky this time. Thanks
"I planted this lilac last Spring (2012) and it bloomed (a small amount) that same year. It does grow fairly quickly too.This Spring, it has 3 times as many blooms and has grown quite a bit! I can't wait to see if it reblooms for me during the summer! Very happy customer! :-)"
HAVE HAD THESE FOR 3 YEARS AND THEY ARE JUST WONDERFUL!! EASY CARE NO FUSS
"I bought one Josee Reblooming Lilac 4 seasons ago in a one cent sale. It was just a trig with no foliage and has grown like a weed. Miracle-Gro every couple of weeks doesn't hurt, I am sure. It's 4 feet high and gets trimmed about six inches a year. If you deadhead the spent blooms each time, it will rebloom. Mine blooms 3-4 times each season, depending on our fickle Ohio weather. You can't go wrong with this bush. Treat it kindly and it will reward you over and over."
"What a hardy plant! I've had two of these plants for 3 years and they are about 24-30"" tall with continuous blooms!! In fact, I planted each of them in a large plastic pot and they've made it through some very cold and harsh winters without being covered. When I think they are not going to make it through the winter--I've been pleasantly surprised each time with full blooms :-) The branches are covered and the blooms are a little small because they have been living in 30"" pots, but very fragrant. I think I may plant them in the ground this year to see if they reach their full growth! Highly Recommended!"
"I ordered three of these last spring and when they arrived they were pretty small, but one of them already had a flower! I planted them (loaded the soil with sphagnum moss first) in full, harsh sun along a retaining wall in my front yard and watered them like crazy for the first few weeks. They took off immediately and were already 2-3' tall (some branches even 4') by fall. They seem to have survived the winter quite well, as they are now loaded with buds. Can't wait to see how they develop this season!"
"I had one of these for about 4 years and it never got over 2 feet tall, bloomed a little. About the time I considered removing it, it took off and really began to grow. It was about 4 foot tall and loaded with blooms. This pink is amazing. I ended up having to move it because the neighbor wanted to put in a fence, and it never recovered. I am going to order another one."
These bloomed immediately! They are tiny as it is the first spring but can hardly see the branches there are so many flowers already
"Mine has been in for 3 seasons and is 24-30"" and is blooming like mad! Beautiful alternative to Miss Kim.....highly recommended"
Bought 2 seedlings and put in pots in the ground for the winter to be transplanted later. Much to my suprize both have multiple blooms that smell wonderfull. Hope they continue in the future after they are transplanted.
We were so shocked to see our Josee blooming already this year! It is already 2 feet tall and we just planted it in the fall! I placed an order for 5 more!! Love this lilac!! Love Spring Hill!!!