|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
|Soil pH Preferences:||Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Moderately alkaline (7.9 – 8.4)
|Minimum cold hardiness:||Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
|Maximum recommended zone:||Zone 8b
|Plant Height:||4-9 feet|
|Plant Spread:||5-7 feet|
|Leaves:||Good fall color
Blooms on old wood
Other: Remove faded flowers right after they bloom to ensure blooms the following year.
Other: Light lavender
|Flower Time:||Late spring or early summer
|Uses:||Windbreak or Hedge
|Awards and Recognitions:||Other: 2004 Great Plant Picks award winner
|Posted by pepper23 ( KC metro area, Missouri - Zone 6a) on Apr 14, 2016 7:26 PM
This plant can take up to 3 years to bloom from planting time. It has lavender-colored blooms, which are a magnet for butterflies.
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|Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Mar 5, 2019 8:08 PM
This Miss Kim Manchurian Lilac is somewhat commonly sold at conventional nurseries in the Midwestern and Eastern US. It grows as a rounded oval bushy form, often about 5 to 6 feet high, but to 10 feet is possible. The leaves get about 5 inches long and are lance-shaped with a pointed apex (leaf tip). The light purple flowers are fragrant, but have some privet smell in them and do not smell as good as the Common Lilac, and bloom later in late May or early June. They seem to do better in the Chicago, IL region than in the Philadelphia, PA region, as I have seen some decline in the later area, maybe from moister clay soil or the higher level of humidity. The species is native to northern China and Korea.
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|christine2||From June 18, 2018 to May 1, 2018||Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
Broken over winter, Kari removed.
|christine2||On May 1, 2008||Obtained plant|
|dnrevel||On May 23, 2021||Bloomed
Blooms emerging as of yesterday. Can smell the sweet scent in the house.
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