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Miss Kim Lilac (tree form)

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An attractive, compact garden accent tree featuring showy panicles of light lavender-pink flowers in spring and crinkled foliage, impressive fall color for a lilac; fragrance is overwhelmingly spicy

Characteristics

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

Ornamental Features

Miss Kim Lilac (tree form) 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 (tree form) is a dense deciduous tree, selected and trained to grow in a small tree-like form with the primary plant grafted high atop a standard. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

Planting & Growing

Miss Kim Lilac (tree form) will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, 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 tree 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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