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Congo Lilac

Stunning true-red florets in spring

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  • flowering dateBlooms late spring to early summer
  • hardiness zone3-8
  • height8 - 10 feet
  • restricted statesAE AK GU HI MT PR
  • ship asDORMANT 24-36"
  • sun exposureFull Sun
  • Excellent fragrance
  • True red color
  • Grows to 8 to 10 feet in height

Beautiful in looks and fragrance, Conga adds a distinctive flair to the cutting garden. Fragrant flower heads start the season in vibrant red, then turn a lovely purple as they mature. Plant this beautiful specimen near a window or entrance so that you can enjoy the entirety of its wonderful show. In addition to its colorful display this French lilac exudes a sweet, classic perfume that marks the season wonderfully. Attractive to bees, butterflies, and birds, Conga grows to an impressive 8 to ten feet in height, with a wider spread. This flowering shrub is a good choice for planting in borders, as a hedge, or for privacy screens. Syringa vulgaris 'Conga'

Product Details

  • botanical nameSyringa vulgaris 'Congo'
  • flowering dateBlooms late spring to early summer
  • flower colorPurple
  • flower form10" long panicle clusters
  • foliage typeDeciduous, smooth textured
  • formShrub
  • growth rateModerate once established, which takes approximately 3 - 4 weeks
  • hardiness zone3-8
  • height8 - 10 feet
  • planting instructionsDig a hole large enough to accommodate the roots. Spread roots around and fill in with dirt so that the crown is at soil level.
  • pruningPrune only to shape the lilac after it finishes flowering.
  • restricted statesAE AK GU HI MT PR
  • shipping seasonSpring
  • ship asDORMANT 24-36"
  • soil requirementMoist, humus-enriched, well-drained soil
  • spacing6 - 8 feet
  • spread6 - 8 feet
  • sun exposureFull Sun
  • watering requirementAverage water needs

Shipping Schedule

When will my order ship?

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2024 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Most Dormant Bareroot & Potted Perennials, and Shrubs
3A-3B 4/29/24 - 5/31/24
4A-4B 4/29/24 - 5/31/24
5A 4/18/24 - 5/31/24
5B 3/25/24 -5/31/24
6A 3/11/24 - 5/31/24
6B 2/26/24 - 5/31/24
7A 2/22/24 - 5/31/24
7B 2/19/24 - 5/31/24
8A 2/15/24 - 5/10/24
8B 2/12/24 - 5/10/24
9A-10B 2/5/24 - 5/10/24
Last Order Date Zones 3A - 7B: 5/27/24
Zones 8A - 10B: 5/10/24

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