Manchurian lilac

Syringa pubescens subsp. patula 'Miss Kim'

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Manchurian lilac (Syringa pubescens subsp. patula 'Miss Kim')
Synonyms:  S. patula 'Miss Kim'
Genus:  Syringa
This strongly fragrant cultivar bears single light purple flowers in mid- to late season, and it exhibits maroon autumn foliage. It forms a compact shrub 8 feet high by 8 feet wide. 
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Very fragrant flowers on a compact plant with pretty fall color.
Care:  Grow in reasonably fertile, well-drained soil in full sun; prefers neutral to slightly alkaline soil. Promptly deadhead spent blossoms to produce more robust blooms for the following year. Prune lightly in late winter or early spring to maintain a healthy framework, remembering that most species form flowers the previous season. Plant in areas with good air circulation to thwart disease. Most lilacs require a period of chilling dormancy.
Propagation:  Sow seed in a cold frame when fresh or in the spring; take softwood cuttings or layer in early summer; graft in winter; bud in summer.
Problems:  Powdery mildew, dieback, leafroll virus, mycoplasma-like organisms (MLO), root knot nematode, Verticillium wilt, witches' broom, bacterial leaf spot, anthracnose, borers, scale, caterpillars.

Overview

Height
6 ft. to 10 ft.
Spread
6 ft. to 10 ft.
Growth Habit
Spreads
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Attracts Hummingbirds,
Fragrant Flowers,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Spring
Flower Color
Purple/Lavender Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Cut Flower,
Flowering Tree,
Hedge,
Naturalizing,
Roadside,
Screening
Style
Beds and Borders
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Shrubs

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