A DELIGHTFUL, SMALLER-GROWING LILAC WITH FRAGRANT LAVENDER-BLUE BLOSSOMS
- In spring, these flowers are extremely fragrant and produce flowers of dark purple-pink that will open to a pale lavender to ice blue
- Abundant blooms will finish their season by fading to a very soft lavender pink
- Dark green leaves are smaller and rounded
- In fall, leaves will turn a reddish-burgundy color
- Resistant to powdery mildew and is easy to care for
Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships in a plant-safe designed box
- Hardiness Zone: 3-8
- Mature Height: 6-7' tall
- Mature Width: 5-6' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Spacing: 5-6' apart
Why plant Miss Kim Lilac?
Everybody loves Old-Fashioned Lilacs. That fragrance brings us right back to Grandma’s porch. But Old-Fashioned Lilacs get to be big and bulky in time, and not everyone has the space for them. For smaller properties, Miss Kim Lilac may be the perfect alternative. This deliciously sweet-smelling Lilac can be easily kept to a manageable size. Part of our Watercolor program, it features bunches of cool lavender-blue blossoms that fade to nearly white. They open a few weeks after the Old-Fashioned Lilacs. Old-Fashioned Lilacs are glorious in spring, but in summer many don’t look so hot. They tend to get powdery mildew on their leaves. Miss Kim’s leaves, on the other hand, are quite resistant to mildew. They may also take on pretty burgundy tones in fall, which is a nice bonus.
Elwyn Meader dedicated his life to giving the world useful new plants. He studied at the University of New Hampshire and at Rutgers; he would later return to New Hampshire to teach. He also served in the Army in Seoul from 1946 to 1948, though his role was a purely peaceful, horticultural one, as he was a devout Quaker. In all, Meader introduced 60 new plants through his breeding work, most of them edibles like the luscious Fallgold Raspberry and the Reliance Peach. He is best known, however, for the Miss Kim Lilac. He collected seeds for it when he was in Korea and introduced it in 1958.
How to use Miss Kim Lilac in the landscape?
Miss Kim grows dense and full with little pruning, making it an ideal component in a low hedge, mixed border, or foundation planting.
Hardiness Zone: 3-8
How To Plant Miss Kim Lilac
Growing Miss Kim Lilac is simple. Give it a position in full sun for the most flower power and densest foliage. It isn’t too fussy about soil, but it must drain well. Few pests or diseases trouble Miss Kim, but like nearly all Lilacs, it prefers cold climates and performs much better in the North than in the South. In hot, humid climates, the foliage may curl or scorch in summer, and it may drop some leaves early.
How To Water
Water your Lilac well, keep the soil evenly moist but not soggy. During the first growing season, make sure to show your plant some extra love.
How To Fertilize
These shrubs rarely need fertilizing. If you chose you want to give your plant a boost of growth we recommend using our Elements Starter Plant Food in the springtime!
How To Prune
Prune your Miss Kim Lilac immediately after blooming has ended if necessary.
How Does Shipping Work?
Size Small (AAA), Medium (A2A), and Large (AA) plants (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.
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