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Manchurian Lilac
Syringa pubescens subsp.patula
Korean Lilac, flowers of the cultivar ‘Miss Kim’
Size:

Small
Size: medium
Medium

Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade not required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease

Herbicide Injury


The common problems of lilacs (powdery mildew, leaf spots and blights, bacterial blight, borers, scale) can occur on this species, but tend to be less serious than on other lilacs.
Hardiness Zone: 3 - 7 
Mature Height: 8-10 Feet
Mature Width: 6-8 Feet
Features: Lilac-type clusters of flowers in late spring; flowers are pale purple and fragrant; autumn color is a mild red-purple.
Culture: Full sun; moist, well-drained soils are best; tolerates alkaline soils.
Cultivars:
  • 'Miss Kim' - Often sold as a compact variety, but in time it may grow nearly as tall as the species, fragrant, lavender-blue flowers.
Mature Form: Oval to oval-rounded
Native To: China, Korea
Soil Conditions:
Dry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Tolerance: Alkaline SoilAlkaline Soil
Dry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Barrier
Use for: Border.Border
Foundation
Use for: Hedge.Hedge
Massing
Naturalizing
Use for: Screen.Screen
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Purple
Red
 
Additional Notes:

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