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Lilac 'Josée'

Syringa 'Josée'

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Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

7a

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2m

Max

1.5m

1m

Min

1m

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

Lilac 'Josée' Overview

Syringa 'Josée' is a compact lilac that forms a rounded shape covered with heart-shaped matt green leaves. From late spring, it produces dense clusters of fragrant lavender-pink flowers that continue appearing intermittently until autumn. This low-maintenance shrub only needs a light prune in late spring as the first flush of flowers is fading, only cutting the shoots back to the stem. Established plants can be moderately pruned every other year, cutting a third of the older stems back and any shoots appearing from near the base of the main trunk. Syringa 'Josée' is the preferred selling name for Syringa 'Morjos 060f' and is occasionally listed as Syringa 'Josee'.

Common problems with Lilac 'Josée'

Lilacs can also suffer from blight.

How to propagate Lilac 'Josée'

Budding

Layering

Grafting

Cuttings

Take softwood cuttings in summer.

Special features of Lilac 'Josée'

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects

Pot plant

Other uses of Lilac 'Josée'

This plant suits being included in planting plans for urban spaces and informal cottage gardens, used as part of a hedge/screen or as a specimen plant in a container.