This red lilac's powerful fragrance is matched only by its color. Flower heads start out red, then turn a lovely purple. Lilacs are great for the back of a border or for hedging, and they make excellent cut flowers. They are one of the best heavenly fragrances of spring! Syringa vulgaris 'Congo'
Syringa vulgaris 'Congo'
Sun Exposure:Full Sun
Height/Habit:8 - 10 feet
Spread:6 - 8 feet
Spacing:6 - 8 feet
Flowering Date:Blooms late spring to early summer
Planting Instructions:Dig a hole large enough to accommodate the roots. Spread roots around and fill in with dirt so that the crown is at soil level.
Growth Rate:Moderate once established, which takes approximately 3 - 4 weeks
Flower Form:10" long panicle clusters
Foliage Type:Deciduous, smooth textured
Pruning:Prune only to shape the lilac after it finishes flowering.