Growing Zones: 4-8 outdoors(hardy down to -20℉) 4-8 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 6-8 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 6-8 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Syringa pubescens 'Miss Kim'
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Fragrant, Colorful Lilac
Fragrance That Memories are Made of
The Miss Kim Lilac (also known as Manchurian lilac) is known for it's intoxicating and delightful fragrance. If you've experienced it once, you'll most likely recognize the scent when you come across one of these bushes for the rest of your life. In fact, our customers have told us many times, that after their experience, they "just HAD to have their own."
Multiple Ways to Enjoy
Show your classy side by planting this shrub in your garden or use it as a low hedge along the driveway or sidewalk. Line multiples for a striking display of color that doubles as a beautiful privacy screen. At one time, these trees were reserved for those in mansions with wealth. It's easy to see why. The rich are famous for having exquisite taste. Now, anyone can enjoy this versatile bush. Plant it by your patio and open a nearby window to let its scent flow through the house. You can also clip them and bring them inside. It's such a prolific bloomer, so you can have a vase full of flowers in multiple rooms.
You'll get heavily clustered lilacs in lavender-blue around May. Mid to late summer the flowers transition to a pale pink while still emitting its delightful scent through the air. It's as equally impressive in autumn as the bright green foliage changes to dark purple. Your bush will stand out among the bright yellows and orange hues of the season, adding depth to your garden or landscape.
Easy to Grow
Some southern states have trouble growing Lilacs, but the Miss Kim Lilac is not a problem. The compact shrub grows moderately and can reach up to 6 feet tall. Pruning and trimming to a more manageable height - depending on your use - is simple. When your bushes are delivered, we include special instructions on how to care for this beautiful, fragrant plant that you're bound to love for years.
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Customer Reviews & Photos
Our little lilacs were planted in some hard soil in hot weather but they are being troopers! I am looking forward to flowers next year!
1/2 order survived
The ones that are doing well are doing very well. Others did not make it. I am looking forward to a wall of lilacs on both sides of my vegetable and herb garden area.
So far so good
This arrived in a timely manner and is doing well. Healthy and thriving in our backyard. We've ordered plants and bushes online in the past and will continue to use Fast Growing
Miss Kim in Summer -- Hardy Healthy Green & Growing
The Miss Kim I received was in very good condition! I ordered the Miss Kim after its bloom time so I look forward to seeing what it will do next spring!
Planting & Care
Known for the fragrant flowers, Miss Kim Lilac (Syringa pubescens ‘Miss Kim’) is a one of the most widely adaptable lilacs growing in USDA growing zones 4-8. These plants can tolerate full sun to partial shade, in warmer climates (zones 7-8) they would prefer to be planted in afternoon shade to help protect them from the hot sun.
Blooming in spring (late April to early June depending on location), they attract hummingbirds and butterflies to their compact lavender blooms. Slowly growing to an overall size of 6-8 feet tall/wide, they make great hedges if planted in groups or an excellent specimen planting for its showy blooms and beautiful burgundy fall color.
Choosing a location: Lilacs can tolerate full sun to partial shade, but prefer 6 hours of sun for the best blooms. In warmer climates, plant your lilacs in afternoon shade so that they are not exposed to the hot afternoon sun. Lilacs prefer rich, moist soil but do not like to be in areas that retain water for a long period of time.
1) After choosing your area, dig a hole that is twice as wide and just as deep as the container that the plant arrives in.
2) Carefully remove the plant from the container. Lightly tapping the container will help to loosen it if it is difficult to remove.
3) Lightly comb the roots with your fingers to loosen the roots so that the spread out more quickly.
4) Place your plant in the hole so that the top of the soil is even with the surrounding soil level.
5) Back fill with a mixture of native soil and compost. These plants like rich soil so you can use a 50/50 mixture of compost and native soil. Water after every few inches to remove any air pockets. Tamp the soil well when done to eliminate air pockets.
6) Water well when done and cover the area with mulch to protect the roots and help them conserve moisture.
Watering: Lilacs like moist but not wet soil, they will need to be watered regularly while establishing. They’ll need water once or twice a week (sometimes more in extreme heat), allowing the soil to dry 1-2 inches down before watering again.
Pruning: Lilacs do not need much pruning except to remove damaged or crossing branches. If you remove faded or spent flowers immediately, it will increase the amount of flowers the following season.
Fertilization: Fertilize lilacs in early spring before bloom with a well balanced fertilizer to encourage growth and blooms. A 10-10-10 or all purpose shrub fertilizer will be adequate, please read and follow the label instructions.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3, 4, 5 or 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of April 29th|
|Zones 5||Week of April 14th|
|Zones 6||Week of April 7th|
|Zones 11||Ships Now!|