Hello I am new to this site and in need of and in need of a lot of advice. I live in southwest France and so we are about a month ahead of you. Yesterday Was 22??......My first question is about Californian Lilac. I have been given one as a gift and I am not too sure about it. My soil is clay and during the summer months we can have droughts. Would I be best to grow this in a pot? And would it flourish there?