Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Miss Kim Lilac

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Plant Information

  • Plant Type: Shrub: Medium
  • Scientific Name: Syringa patula 'Miss Kim' Play audio of plant name
  • Family: Lilac
  • Zone: 4
  • Plant Size: 6-10'
  • Bloom Time: Spring
  • Bloom Color: Purple
  • Habit: Rounded
  • Culture:

    Very adaptable. Full sun.

  • Notes:

    Somewhat larger and coarser textured than 'Palibin' although is still more compact and usable than most lilacs. The fragrant lilac-lavender flowers appear in early June and the fall color is a deep maroon. Good for 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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Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Bill Hoch, Associate Professor
Montana State University

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