#3 - 15-18"-Miss Kim Lilac- Syringa pubescens subsp. patula 'Miss Kim'

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This upright, compact lilac blooms later than others, extending the season with deep purple buds that reveal clusters of highly fragrant, lavender-blue flowers. Foliage is burgundy-tinged in fall. Hardy, yet performs in southern regions, with excellent powdery mildew resistance. Great for border accent or mass planting. Deciduous.

Average Size at Maturity Slow growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide, or more with age.
Bloom Time Spring
Design Ideas A lilac with wonderful fragrance and good fall color that needs to be planted where it can be admired for three seasons of the year. The smaller-than-usual growth of this shrub makes it easy to place in the front of a border, or use as a low hedge along the drive or sidewalk.
Deciduous/ Evergreen Deciduous
Flower Attribute Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Green
Garden Style Cottage, Rustic
Growth Habit Rounded
Growth Rate Slow
Landscape Use Border, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Specimen, Cutting Garden, Urban Garden
Light Needs Full sun, Partial sun
Soil Needs All-Purpose Plant Food
Special Feature Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Improved Disease Resistance, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Compact Form, Tolerates Road Salt
Water Needs Moderate
Watering Needs Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Key Feature Compact Flowering Shrub
Thrives in rich, neutral to slightly alkaline, well-drained soils. Needs good air circulation. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Supplement water before spring bloom, in absence of rainfall or snow melt. Fertilize in early spring. Prune promptly after flowering.