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Manchurian Lilac ‘Miss Kim’ | Plant Profile

Manchurian Lilac ‘Miss Kim’ (Syringa pubescens subsp. patula) are medium to tall upright deciduous shrubs. They can reach up to 7′ and equally as wide. Clusters of fragrant flowers grow on the ends of stems. The flowers can be lavender or light blue. The dark green leaves have dark red fall color.

‘Miss Kim’ prefers fertile, medium moisture, well drained soils in full sun.

‘Miss Kim’ can be effective informal shrub borders with showy and fragrant blooms. These fragrant shrubs are perfect for small yards. The flowers can be quite attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies, and other beneficial insects.


Manchurain Lilac 'Miss Kim' Characteristics

Manchurian Lilac are fragrant, low maintenance shrubs with large clusters of flowers. Full sun is ideal for maximum flowering, but light shade can be tolerated. Good air circulation is important for fending off fungus and mildew, especially in the humid Pittsburgh climate. Remove the spent flowers before they seed to encourage new growth the following year. Prune to shape immediately after flowering to avoid clipping off next year's buds.

'Miss Kim' are particularly resistant to mildews for their species. It is advisable to protect new flower buds or leaflets from spring frosts.

USDA Climate Zone
Zones 3 - 8
4.00 - 9.00'
5.00 - 7.00'
Bloom Time
Full Sun
Deer Resistant?