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Charles Joly Lilac Tree / shrub Options Explained
60+cm : Usually in a 7-12L pot, 2-3 years old and 60-90cm tall at delivery. Multi-stem.
80+cm : Usually in a 12-18 L pot and 80-100 cm tall at delivery. Multi-stem.
100+cm : Usually in a 18-25 L pot and 100-125 cm tall at delivery. Multi-stem.
125+cm : Usually in a 35-50 L pot and 125-150 cm tall at delivery. Multi-stem.
150+cm : Usually in a 50-70 L pot and 150-175 cm tall at delivery. Multi-stem.
175+cm : Usually in a 70-90 L pot and 175-200 cm tall at delivery. Multi-stem.
Girth 6-8cm : Usually in a 18-25 L pot and around 250-300 cm tall at delivery. Half Standard.
Girth 8-10cm : Usually in a 18-30L pot and around 250-300 cm tall at delivery. (A season older and larger canopy than girth 6-8cm). Half Standard.
Charles Joly Options Confusion
We know the Half Standard option is taller and cheaper than the multi-stem option, we have not hiccupped, burped or trumped when working out prices. Price is determined by how long it took to grow and a single stem Half Standard puts all it's energy into one stem instead of many therefore it gains height faster. The smaller pot also is an indicator of a younger plant.
Syringa Charles Joly
A lovely, round-shaped small lilac tree / shrub, Charles Joly (Syringa vulgaris 'Charles Joly') has a an erect form, typical of Lilacs. One of the classic lilacs with pretty single very dark red-purple flower clusters that are highly scented. The flowers have been described as heart shaped but on closer inspection we could not find any shapes similar to ventricles, veins, arteries or nerves so we suspect the Syringa flowers are more artistically/romantically heart shaped than literally.
It has the RHS Award Of Garden Merit which means a group of Welly wearers on a secret allotment had a vote and this one did well.
A small height tree / shrub, so expect a height of around 4 metres (13 foot) after 10 years but could go on to grow more depending on local conditions e.g. if you have provided your garden as a testing ground for John Innes and they have built a bio dome over your land and planted your Charles Jolly in a section marked "EXPERIMENTAL MAXIMUM GROWTH" then you may just get a little more.
It will do well in fertile, hummus rich, well drained and alkaline to neural soils and is listed as Chalk tolerant which according to the RHS actually means it prefers it. Plant in full sun for best results and an occasional thinning of the branches will promote new growth. If after pruning it looks like a drunken and malicious Edward Scissor hands has been in your garden then you have gone too far.
This tree / shrub is supplied at a height of 60-300cm in a container for year round planting.
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I am pleased to report it was delivered today, apparently in good order. Best wishes, Bryan Carsberg 1013
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £300 can be discounted by contacting us on 0800 043 1057
Ornamental Tree Roots In The Shade e.g. Behind A Fence
It is more important that that foliage (posh term for leaves) receives the sunlight than the roots. So if the canopy of your ornamental tree can sunbathe but the bottom of your tree thinks there has been a nuclear winter then that is ok. You might want to ensure you have good drainage as water and no sun is the start of algae and other such issues.
Early Autumn Leaf Fall
Heat stress, being potted, lack of water, being boxed up for a few days etc can cause early Autumn leaf fall. Once planted, normal service will resume next season.
Do I Need To Stake My Ornamental Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
UK Grown Ornamental Trees
All our trees are banned from overseas travel so that we can state they are all UK grown. We have removed Internet access from the nursery so they cannot book any flights.
Warm and wet conditions from Climate Change have increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy.
Planting In The Corner Of A Garden
Air and light is reduced in this location which could promote fungus and bacterial issues. If the corner is of the house and a fence then you also have leeching issues to contend with from cement and wood preservatives. Also when it rains, that area would experience higher water levels so we advise against it unless the plant is very hardy.
Mature Tree Warranty
Once a tree is over 3 years old, the failure rate is considerably less and our Tree Warranty does not cover it at 100%. Please check details.
Multi-Stem Syringa (Lilac) Trees
Most Syringa from Trees Online will be multi-stem or shrub like unless otherwise stated. If it is important to you, please state at checkout which is your preference.
Grafted Syringa (Lilac) Trees
All Syringa (Lilac) trees, have been grafted to produce a better tree in terms of vigour and earlier flowering. The rootstock used is a special selection (S. tomentella) which reduces suckering to a minimum. S. vulgaris is not used as a rootstock for this reason.