Dwarf Korean Lilac white flowers and purple buds
Dwarf Korean Lilac green leaf on white
Dwarf Korean Lilac flowers in landscape
Dwarf Korean Lilac white flowers closeup
Dwarf Korean Lilac white flowers and purple buds
Dwarf Korean Lilac green leaf on white
Dwarf Korean Lilac flowers in landscape
Dwarf Korean Lilac white flowers closeup

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • Mature Height: 4-6' tall
  • Mature Width: 5-7' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Spacing: 5-7' apart



  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

Dwarf Korean Lilac

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Why the Dwarf Korean Lilac?

It’s Lilac 2.0! Dwarf Korean Lilac reminds you of the sweet-smelling Old-Fashioned Lilacs that people have adored for generations, but with some significant improvements. This dapper plant doesn’t get huge and leggy, and its leaves don’t get ugly powdery mildew in the summer. A part of our Watercolor collection, Dwarf Korean Lilac celebrates spring with loads of pretty lavender-pink blossoms that give off an intoxicating scent. Plant it under your window and enjoy the fragrance without leaving the house. It also makes a fine addition to your entryway garden, mixed borders, or patio plantings.

Plant explorer Frank Meyer, working for the USDA in the early 1900s, spent years combing the Chinese countryside and cities for plants that could be useful to the West. His haul? An amazing 2,500 new species and varieties. He brought us Gingkoes, Persimmons, Junipers, Bamboos, Soybeans, and the Meyer Lemon that bears his name. He even sent back tins of “bean cheese”—Westerners first taste of tofu? And this Lilac. Strangely, we don’t know where he got the Meyer Lilac, because it has never been found in the wild since.

How to use in the landscape?

Dwarf Korean Lilac’s virtues have won it a Gold Medal Plant award from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. Only plants that are easy to grow, free from pests, and beautiful in multiple seasons have a chance of winning this prestigious prize.

Why Bower & Branch?

At Bower & Branch, it’s our job to know and grow trees… especially big trees.

- Trusted, Experienced Growers

- Trusted, Knowledgeable Expertise

- Trusted Brand of Quality Trees Across the United States

We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We never rush our trees to reach a ‘grade size.’ Our trees are grown for quality height, vigor, health and age.

We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower.

Growth Facts

    Hardiness Zone: 4-9

    Mature Height: 4-6' tall

    Mature Width: 5-7' wide

    Exposure: Full Sun

    Spacing: 5-7' apart

How To Plant

Grow this sun-lover in a bright, open area—shade will reduce or eliminate flowering. Dwarf Korean Lilac isn’t fussy about soil as long as it drains well. Water regularly (weekly) and mulch to keep the root zone cool and moist. An annual application of Bower & Branch® Elements Fertilizer will promote healthy growth. Trimming the spent flowers off immediately after bloom will encourage an extra-heavy display the following year; any additional shaping you wish to do may be done at this time, too. Like nearly all Lilacs, Dwarf Korean Lilac loves cold climates and struggles in the Deep South, although it’s more heat-tolerant than many.

How To Water

Water deeply, and regularly during first few years in the ground to encourage a deep, extensive root system. Irrigate weekly, especially during prolonged dry spells or extreme heat after it’s established.

How To Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 4-9


How Does Shipping Work?

Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our large trees require expert delivery and care, that means our large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.

We deliver your trees and plants directly to your driveway or curbside! Ask Bower & Branch about planting services and rates – we'd be happy to assist in installation.

*Big trees, Size XL (A) and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks days to be delivered. - Sizes large (AA) and smaller (Treelings) will be shipped directly to your home by a local common carrier in a plant-safe box.

How Does Sizing Work?

The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

See the size guides below.

How Trees are Shipped
Size 4XL D Trees Size 3XL C Trees Size 2XL B Trees Size XL A Trees Size LARGE AA Trees

Our Guarantees


Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).


Reach out to a Plant Whisperer:

- Email: plantwhisperers@bowerandbranch.com

- Phone: 866-873-3888

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If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.

* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on BowerandBranch.com and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.

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