Syringa Baby Kim

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

FLOWER SEASON
  • SPRING
MATURE SIZE
36"36"
Height
24 - 36"
Spread
30 - 36"

FEATURES

Yes, you have space for a delightfully fragrant lilac! Baby Kim lilac is our smallest lilac to date, but boy, does it pack in a lot of flower power. Enjoy glossy, dark green foliage, an abundance of fragrant purple blooms that don't fade to white, and a useful rounded habit that fits into just about any sunny spot. It brings all the joy of lilacs into a neater, tidier package so you can enjoy this classic flowering shrub no matter how much - or how little - space you have.

Available in better garden centers in spring 2021.

Top reasons to grow Baby Kim lilac:

- Dwarf habit takes up just a fraction of the space of other lilacs.

- Fragrant purple flowers don't fade to white.

- Rarely bothered by deer or disease.

Attracts:
Butterflies
Resists:
Deer

CHARACTERISTICS

Plant Type:

Shrub

Shrub Type:

Deciduous

Height Category:

Short

Garden Height:

24 - 36 Inches

Spacing:

30 - 36 Inches

Spread:

30 - 36 Inches

Flower Colors:

Purple

Flower Shade:

Purple

Foliage Colors:

Green

Foliage Shade:

Green

Habit:

Mounded

Container Role:

Filler

PLANT NEEDS

Light Requirement:

Sun

Maintenance Category:

Easy

Blooms On:

Old Wood

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring

Hardiness Zones:

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Water Category:

Average

Needs Good Drainage
Soil Fertility Requirement:

Average Soil

Soil PH Category:

Alkaline Soil

Uses:

Border Plant

Container

Cut Flower

Good for Screening

Landscape

Mass Planting

Specimen or Focal Point

Uses Notes:

A dwarf lilac like Baby Kim offers a lot of versatility in the landscape. Plant it lining a walkway, under windows, as a low hedge, or anywhere you want color and fragrance with minimal care.

Maintenance Notes:

Plant only in full sun and well-drained soil; lilacs cannot tolerate soggy, wet conditions.

If you want to prune Baby Kim lilac, do so immediately after it blooms in late spring. Never cut it back in fall, winter, or early spring - doing so will remove the spring flower buds. Pruning is not necessary, particularly for small, tidy varieties like this.

Like nearly all lilacs, Baby Kim lilac actually requires a period of cold weather in order to bloom well. This is why lilacs are not typically suited to warmer climates. However, they are very, very cold tolerant and thrive in climates as cold as USDA zone 3.

Fun Facts:

The botanical name of lilac, Syringa (suh-RIN-gah), is from the Greek word syrinx, which means tube. This is because the stems of lilac contain a spongy pith which can be remove, leaving a hollow tube that has traditionally been used to create pan-pipes.