Congo Lilac
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Congo Lilac

Congo Lilac

Gallon Size:
Gallon Size:
  • Young, affordable starter plant
  • May need to be transplanted into 3 gallon pot for more nurturing before planting into landscape
  • Healthy, mature plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape
  • Large healthy plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape


Noted for its large natural floral trusses of reddish purple florets. Congo Lilac blooms mid-season. Their fragrant showy flowers are used for decorative purposes in floral arrangements, but is also used in more nutritional manners such as for treating ailments like malaria and vermifuge. Because of its open, upright habit, its beautiful green foliage combined with the lovely flowers can be used to create springtime flowering hedge or an accent to a foundation. Hardy in zones 3 through 7, Lilacs such as this one love full sun in any northern state.


Congo 5 gallon will begin shipping mid February 2024.

Hardiness Map
Mature Height: 8'
Mature Width: 8'
Flower Season: Late Spring
Sun: Full Sun
Hardiness Zone: 3 to 7
This plant is suitable for the low temperates below:
Temp (F)
Temp (C)
-40 to -30
-40.0 to -34.4
-30 to -20
-34.4 to -28.9
-20 to -10
-28.9 to -23.3
-10 to 0
-23.3 to -17.8
0 to 10
-17.8 to -12.2