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Miss Kim Lilac

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Miss Kim Lilac (Syringa patula ‘Miss Kim’)A compact garden accent shrub featuring showy panicles of light lavender-pink flowers in spring and crinkled foliage; impressive fall color for a lilac; upright and dense, an ideal garden shrub alone or in groupings, fragrance is overwhelmingly spicy

Characteristics

Average Landscape Height:
6 feet
Average Landscape Width:
6 feet
Growth Rate:
medium
Genus:
Syringa
Species:
patula
Cultivar:
Miss Kim
Flower Color:
lavender
Flower Period:
in late spring
Summer Foliage Color:
dark green
Fall Color:
dark purple
Minimum Light:
full sun
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Moisture:
dry
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Plant Form:
upright spreading
Canopy:
closed
Pruning:
prune after flowering
Pollution Tolerance:
high
Other Species Names:
Manchurian Lilac
Branching:
multi-stemmed
Density:
dense
Flower Bicolor:
pink
Flower Fragrance:
high

Ornamental Features

Miss Kim Lilac is covered in stunning panicles of fragrant lavender flowers with pink overtones rising above the foliage in late spring that fade to white over time. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green deciduous foliage. The pointy leaves turn an outstanding deep purple in the fall.

Landscape Attributes

Miss Kim Lilac is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

Planting & Growing

Miss Kim Lilac will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

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