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Syringa pubescens subsp. patula 'Miss Kim' (Manchurian lilac)


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Syringa pubescens subsp. patula 'Miss Kim' Common Name: Manchurian lilac 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.
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, Fall Interest
Type Shrubs

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