patula “Miss Kim”
Known as- Manchurian lilac
Grow Zone - 3 to 8
Type- Deciduous shrub
Smith Scl. hardy? No
ht.- 4 to 9 ft.
Span- 5 to 7 ft.
Shade/Light- Full sun
Moisture- Medium dampure
Hi/Lo Maint- Low
Easily grown in average, moderate wet, well-drained soil.
Tolerates light shade, but best bloom is in full sun. Prefers rich, damp,
somewhat neutral 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.
This Manchurian lilac cultivar is a compact, upright, deciduous shrub
which grows 4-7” tall with a similar spread. Lavender to ice blue,
sweetly fragrant, single flowers are arranged in dense, terminal clusters
(panicles to 3’ long) which cover this shrub in May (St. Louis).
Elliptic to ovate, dark green leaves (to 5’ long) turn burgundy
(often attractive) in autumn. A good selection for southern climates.
No serious insect or disease problems. This lilac is considered to be
a low maintenance plant with excellent resistance to powdery mildew. Young
leaves and flower buds are susceptible to frost injury in spring.
This compact cultivar has good mildew-resistant foliage and is a good
selection for smaller areas. May be massed, grouped or planted as a small
specimen. Good for shrub borders, foundation plantings, peripheries of
borders or rock gardens.