Miss Kim Compact Lilac

Syringa patula 'Miss Kim'

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Miss Kim Compact Lilac (Syringa patula 'Miss Kim') at Millcreek Nursery Ltd

Miss Kim Compact Lilac flowers

Miss Kim Compact Lilac flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Miss Kim Compact Lilac (Syringa patula 'Miss Kim') at Millcreek Nursery Ltd

Miss Kim Compact Lilac in bloom

Miss Kim Compact Lilac in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  5 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3a


A compact dwarf shrub featuring showy panicles of single purple blue flowers in spring and crinkled foliage; burgundy fall colour; upright and dense, an ideal garden shrub alone or in groupings; spicy fragrance. Also available in a top grafted standard

Ornamental Features

Miss Kim Compact Lilac is covered in stunning panicles of fragrant lavender flowers with pink overtones rising above the foliage in late spring. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn an outstanding deep purple in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Miss Kim Compact Lilac is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Miss Kim Compact Lilac is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Miss Kim Compact Lilac will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Screening  Garden 
Flowers  Fall Color  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features