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Meyer Lilac
Syringa meyeri
Meyer Lilac in flower
Size:
Size: small
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: 4 - 7 
Mature Height: 4-8 Feet
Mature Width: 6-8 Feet
Features: Small (4 inch), lilac-type clusters of flowers in late spring; flowers are pale purple and have only very light fragrance; summer foliage is much smaller than other lilacs and is glossy with wavy edges.
Culture: Full sun; moist, well-drained soils are best; tolerates alkaline soil.
Cultivars:
  • 'Palibin' - 4-5 feet tall, whitish pink flowers.
Mature Form: Rounded to broad rounded; very uniform in shape
Native To: China
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
Use for: Foundation.Foundation
Use for: Hedge.Hedge
Massing
Naturalizing
Screen
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Green
 
Additional Notes: Most lilacs require a good deal of maintenance. In comparison, this species requires very little maintenance.

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