Miss Kim Korean Lilac
Miss Kim Korean Lilac
Syringa pubescens subsp. patula 'Miss Kim'Item #7202 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8
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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 InformationWater regularly during first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system; requires less frequent watering when established. Feed before new growth emerges in spring. Increase watering before spring bloom, in absence of rainfall/snow melt. Prune immediately after flowering. Blooms on old wood.Pruning time: spring.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Regular water - weekly, or more often in extreme heat, until established.