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Syringa Baby Kim (Lilac)

Baby Kim Lilac, Syringa x 'SMNSDTP'

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Syringa Baby Kim, Baby Kim Lilac , Lilac, Lilacs, Lilac Bush, Dwarf Lilac,

One of the smallest lilacs to date, Syringa Baby Kim (Lilac) is a compact, rounded, deciduous shrub boasting a profusion of fragrant purple blooms that do not fade to white as they mature. Blooming in mid to late spring, this dwarf lilac features glossy, dark green leaves that remain in summer. Rarely bothered by deer or disease, This lilac is ideal for small gardens.

  • Grows up to 2-3 ft. tall and wide (24-36 cm).
  • A full sun lover, this plant is best grown in fertile, neutral to alkaline, moist, well-drained soils.
  • Plant as a specimen or in mixed shrub borders for dramatic spring blooms. Use it in the perennial border to add structure to a bed. A great flowering shrub that is perfect for containers too.
  • No serious insect or disease issues
  • Flowers attract butterflies and birds
  • Pruning is not necessary. If you still want to prune this lilac, prune it immediately after flowering in late spring. Never cut it back in fall, winter, or early spring – doing so will remove the spring flower buds.

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 8
Heat Zones 3 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, A2, A3
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Oleaceae
Genus Syringa
Common names Lilac
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spacing 30" - 36"
(80cm - 90cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Bees
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard, Traditional Garden
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Syringa josikaea (Hungarian Lilac)
Syringa x hyacinthiflora Scentara Pura® (Early Flowering Lilac)
Syringa x hyacinthiflora ‘Angel White’ (Early Flowering Lilac)
Syringa x hyacinthiflora ‘Royal Purple’ (Early Flowering Lilac)
Syringa vulgaris ‘Blue Skies’ (Lilac)
Syringa x persica (Persian Lilac)

Recommended Companion Plants

Heuchera ‘Chocolate Ruffles’ (Coral Bells)
Lupinus ‘The Governor’ (Lupine)
Allium hollandicum ‘Purple Sensation’ (Ornamental Onion)
Iris sibirica (Siberian Iris)

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 8
Heat Zones 3 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, A2, A3
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Oleaceae
Genus Syringa
Common names Lilac
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spacing 30" - 36"
(80cm - 90cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Bees
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard, Traditional Garden
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