|Dwarf - 'Miss Kim'|
|A compact dwarf shrub featuring showy panicles of single purple blue flowers that emit an astonishingly spicy fragrance. It also features a dense canopy of dark green crinkled foliage during the summer turning burgundy in the fall. An ideal garden shrub alone, in groupings or as a low hedge.|
|Miss Kim - Manchurian Lilac|
|Botanical (latin) name:||Syringa patula 'Miss Kim'|
|Height 5ft (1.5m)||Spread 4ft (1.5m)|
|summer leaf colour - dark green||Fall leaf colour - Bright Burgundy|
|Seeds small oval woody||Bark - smooth grey|
|Blossom colour - lavender||Fragrance - exquisit perfume|
|Habit - Dwarf round||Placement - full sun, moist well drained soils|
|Why would you want this shrub?||Low hedge,, centre piece of a rock garden|
The Miss Kim Compact Lilac is covered in stunning panicles of fragrant lavender flowers rising above the foliage in late spring. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage throughout the season turning an outstanding deep purple in the fall. The seeds and smooth gray bark is not particularly outstanding.
This Lilac is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
The Miss Kim Compact Lilac will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, 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 shrub 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.
|Price last updated on Feb 11, 2014||Listing of Lilacs|