Miss Kim Lilac
A Rare and Hardy Plant that Extends the Lilac Season
The Miss Kim Lilac (Syringa patula) is a Manchurian Lilac, native to China and Korea. With a longer blooming season than most varieties, the Miss Kim offers a lovely color progression:
• Pink to purple color in bud
• Icy-blue color when mature
• Burgundy-red fall color
Given its compact and naturally rounded shape, it can be used as a solid foundation in border planting.
The shrub will grow between 6 to 8 feet in height, but can easily be kept trimmed at 4 feet. This plant does very well in the southern United States, where other lilacs have difficulty. Anyone looking for a solid foundation to a new landscape design should definitely consider this durable and charismatic plant.
Plant several Miss Kim Lilacs for a fragrance you can smell from a distance.