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Common lilac 'Josee'

Syringa vulgaris

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Belonging to the Syringa genus (Syringa vulgaris 'Josee'), Josee is a variety of Common lilac. Josee is a hybrid variety.

4-6’ tall, 4-6’ spread. Lavender Flowers. Dead Head to encourage rebloom. Likes sun.

It grows mainly as a Perennial, which means it typically grows best over a long period (from 3 years+). Normally reaching to a mature height of 11.38 feet (3.50 metres), Josee grows with a shrub-like growth habit.

Being a fairly low maintenance plant, Josee Common lilac is normally quite easy to grow provided a minimum level of care is given throughout the year. It will be helpful to note the correct soil, sun and water needs of this plant to ensure that this plant thrives.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Josee have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Josee

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Josee is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. Planting Josee in loamy and clay soil with a ph of between 6.0 and 7.5 is ideal for as it does best in weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Josee from seed

Transplanting Josee

As Josee is hardy, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Harvesting Josee

Common lilac Josee Etymology

The species name vulgaris is from the Latin vulgus (“the multitude, the masses”) +‎ -āris, and means “common”, “usual”, or “commonly known” 1.