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Order: Scrophulariales
   Family: Oleaceae
            Genus: Syringa
                        Specie: josikaea

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 12 ft (3.5 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil

Features: Glossy green leaves; dark blue-violet flowers

Uses: Shrub borders Spring gardens Specimen shrub

Zones: 5?9

Description: One of only 2 European lilacs, this 12 ft (3.5 m) tall species occurs in the mountain regions of central to eastern Europe. The leaves are leather-like and glossy green. A moderate bloomer, it is one of the few species with flowers of a dark blue-violet c

Growth Habit: Spreading multi-stemmed habit


Growth: Perennial, multi-stemmed woody plant that is usually less than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height. Shrubs typically have several stems arising from or near the ground, but may be taller than 5 meters or single-stemmed under certain environmental cond

Duration: Perennial

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