#3 - 15-18"-Miss Kim Lilac- Syringa pubescens subsp. patula 'Miss Kim'
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.|
|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.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Rustic|
|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|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Key Feature||Compact Flowering Shrub|