Plant of the Week - Miss Kim

May 3rd, 2021

This hardy, late-blooming lilac from Korea has purple buds that open to single, fragrant pale lilac flowers and wonderful burgundy-red fall foliage.  

Scientific Name: Syringa Patyla 'Miss Kim'

USDA Hardiness Zone: 3

Habit: Upright Rounded

Fall Color: Burgundy Red

Flower Color: Lilac Purple

Foliage Color: Medium Green

Mature Height: 6'-8'

Spread: 5'-6'

Bloom Time: Late Spring

Fruit: Insignificant

Size Class: Medium

Exposure: Full Sun

Moisture Requirements: Moderate


Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates light shade, but the best bloom is in full sun. Prefers rich, moist, somewhat neutral soils. Needs good air circulation. Prompt removal of faded flower panicles before the seed set will increase bloom in the following year. Prune immediately after flowering.