Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Palibin Lilac

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Plant Information

  • Plant Type: Shrub: Medium
  • Scientific Name: Syringa meyeri 'Palibin' Play audio of plant name
  • Family: Lilac
  • Zone: 4
  • Plant Size: 4-8'
  • Bloom Time: Spring
  • Bloom Color: Purple
  • Habit: Rounded
  • Culture:

    Very adaptable. Full sun to light shade.

  • Notes:

    An appealing and versatile landscape plant, exceptional among lilacs for its foliage and usable size. Pinkish-purple flowers are borne in late May-early June. The foliage is wavy edged and glossy, remaining attractive throughout the growing season and turning maroon-orange in fall. It is easily maintainable at 5-6' and suckers much less than most other lilacs. This cultivar and S. patula 'Miss Kim' make lovely informal hedges.

  • Pruning:Pruning animation

    Renewal pruning is accomplished by removing the largest, oldest stems (generally 1/4 to 1/3 of the total stems) as close to the ground as possible. This will stimulate new shoots to develop below the cuts which will fill in the plant creating a more dense and pleasing habit.

    Renewal pruning should be done when the plant is dormant, late fall to early spring.

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