Miss Kim Korean Lilac
Miss Kim Korean Lilac
Syringa pubescens subsp. patula 'Miss Kim'Item #7202 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8
This upright, compact lilac blooms later than others, extending the season with deep purple buds that reveal clusters of highly fragrant, lavender blue flowers. Foliage is burgundy-tinged in fall. Hardy, yet performs in southern regions, with excellent powdery mildew resistance. Great for border accent or mass planting. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Regular water - weekly, or more often in extreme heat, until established.Average Landscape Size:Slowly reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide, or more with age.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:si-RING-ga pew-BES-senz PAT-ew-laPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousSunset climate zones:1 - 9, 14 - 16Growth habit:RoundGrowth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Slowly reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide, or more with age.Special features:Attracts Butterflies, Bird Friendly, Compact Form, Easy Care, Fall Color, Improved Disease Resistance, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Tolerates Road SaltFoliage color:GreenBlooms:SpringFlower color:PurpleDesign IdeasA lilac with wonderful fragrance and good fall color that needs to be planted where it can be admired for three seasons of the year. The smaller-than-usual growth of this shrub makes it easy to place in the front of a border, or use as a low hedge along the drive or sidewalk.Companion PlantsBoxwood (Buxus); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Coneflower (Echinacea); Juniper (Juniperus); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus)
- CareCare InformationThrives in rich, neutral to slightly alkaline, well-drained soils. Needs good air circulation. Water regularly during first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Tolerates some drought when established. Feed before new growth emerges in spring. Increase watering before spring bloom, in absence of rainfall or snow melt. Prune promptly after flowering.Pruning time: late spring.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Regular water - weekly, or more often in extreme heat, until established.