Miss Kim Manchurian Lilac
Syringa pubescens subsp. patula 'Miss Kim'
Description: The ‘Miss Kim’ lilac blooms a week or two later than the common lilac (Syringa vulgaris). Its abundant and reliable flowers are violet-purple and sweetly scented. Flowering is best in full sun, but it will also flower in part shade.
‘Miss Kim’ forms a compact, upright-rounded shrub, slowly reaching about 5’-8’ tall and wide. Its deciduous, dark green foliage is resistant to powdery mildew, and takes on an attractive burgundy hue in fall. It is a good choice for trained topiary. Hardy to USDA Zone 3.
- Type/habit: Shrub
- Key season and features of interest: Purple buds; showy, fragrant blue to lavender flowers; burgundy fall foliage
- Flowering period: May – June
- Evergreen or deciduous: Deciduous
- Native? No
- Pollinator plant: Attracts pollinators
- Wildlife benefits: Wildlife habitat
- Site/Condition tolerance: Part shade; heat; most soils
- Sun/Shade preference: Full sun
- Soil condition preference: Fertile, moist, well-drained, alkaline
- Low maintenance; pest and disease resistant
Growth Habit: Slow growing compact, upright oval-rounded form
Size (mature height and spread): 4-9’ tall and 5-7’ wide
Hardiness (USDA Zones): 3-8
Nativity: Northern China, Korea
Suggested Uses: Hedge, specimen, border, mass planting
Year of award: 2005