Manchurian lilac Syringa pubescens subsp. patula 'Miss Kim' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 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 Uses Beds and Borders, Cut Flower, Flowering Tree, Hedge, Naturalizing, Roadside, Screening Style Beds and Borders Seasonal Interest Spring Interest Type Shrubs Related Plants to Syringa pubescens subsp. patula 'Miss Kim' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Common lilac Syringa vulgaris 'Henri Robert' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Preston lilac Syringa × prestoniae 'Miss Canada' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Lilac Syringa × hyacinthiflora 'Mount Baker' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Chinese lilac Syringa × chinensis View the discussion thread.