Syringa meyeri
Plant Abstract

Known as- Korean lilac
Grow Zone - 3 to 7
Type- Deciduous shrub
Familial- Oleaceae
Smith Scl. hardy? No
Geography- Northern China
ht.- 4 to 8 ft.
Span- 6 to 12 ft.
Coloring- Purple / violet
Shade/Light- Full sun
Moisture- Dry to moderate dampure
Hi/Lo Maint- Low
Easily grown in average, arid to moderate wet, well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates light shade, but best bloom is in full sun. Prefers rich, damp, slightly acid to slightly alkaline soils. Needs good air circulation. Prompt removal of faded flower panicles before seed set will increase bloom in the following year. Prune immediately after flowering.
Korean lilac is a dense, rounded, non-suckering, deciduous shrub which grows 4-8” tall with a spread of 6-12”. Violet or lavender-pink, sweetly fragrant, single flowers are arranged in dense, terminal clusters (panicles to 4’ long) which cover this shrub in a profuse bloom in late April to early May (St. Louis). Elliptic, dark green leaves (to 2’ long). Excellent fresh cut flower.
No serious insect or disease problems. Very resistant to mildew. Flower buds are particularly susceptible to frost injury in spring.
Common Applications-
Effective as a specimen or massed, or may be grown as a screen or hedge. Good for shrub borders. Korean lilac is more attractive than many other lilacs in summer due to its mildew-free foliage.