Lilac-Miss Kim #3
Lilac-Miss Kim #3
Short on space, but want the spring fragrance of Lilac? Try the little cousin of the popular Common Purple Lilac (Lilac syringa). Meet the Miss Kim Lilac bush (Syringa pubescens subsp. patula Miss Kim').
The overall size of the plant stay smaller, remains denser and more rounded, and grows a bit slower than Common Lilacs. Also known as the Manchurian Lilac, this is an elegant shrub with a really nice natural shape.
And don't worry. Even though Miss Kim is smaller in size, she still produces a huge display of fragrant flowers in spring.
A Korean variety, she also produces flowers after all of the French Lilacs are done blooming. Add Miss Kim to a collection of Lilacs to extend your heavenly season of bloom.
Plant them where you can enjoy the tremendous fragrance and enjoy the massive flower displays. Don't forget to cut armloads and bring them indoors to enjoy in your cut flower arrangements.
The flower buds are dark purple pink, but the flowers open pale lavender to ice blue. The abundant blooms finish their season by fading to a very soft lavender-pink.
The flowers feature that classic sweet Lilac fragrance that can be smelled all over the garden. They smother your shrub in late spring.
Like all Lilacs, you'll get the best flowering if you site it in full sun. Air circulation is always a good idea for Lilacs.
Miss Kim Lilac has great powdery mildew resistance. Her dark green leaves are smaller and rounded. During the summer, this tree will stay a pleasant green and as the season fades to fall, the leaves will blush red for an additional season of interest. In some years, the foliage turns a beautiful burgundy fall color. Miss Kim has the best fall color of any Lilac on the market.
Miss Kim can be used in urban landscapes. Not only for her showy good looks, easy care nature and fragrant flowers, but she shows tolerance to urban pollution and can even tolerate road salt.
This is the best fragrant Lilac for the south. Miss Kim requires fewer chill hours to produce bloom than French varieties.
This Miss Kim Lilac will catch more than just the jealous eyes of your neighbors. It brings butterflies and hummingbirds who love the easy access to the delicious nectar.
|Botanical Name||Syringa pubescens subsp. patula 'Miss Kim'|
|Mature Height||6 - 7 feet|
|Mature Spread||5 - 6 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Flower Color||Pale Lavender|
|Fall Color||Red, Burgundy / Purple|
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