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A fragrant lilac

Growing to 9' in height, this shrub has an upright habit. Fragrant violet-purple flowers appear in May or June in 4"- to 6"-long panicles. The Manchurian lilac touts aromatic spring blooms followed by dark green foliage that often turns a reddish purple in the fall, providing three seasons of interest. Use it in the shrub border. It is most commonly available as the more compact cultivar 'Miss Kim'. 

Syringa patula
Manchurian lilac
Family: Olive (Oleaceae)
Type: Deciduous tree/shrub

Mature Size:
5-8 feet

Shape:
upright
  Flower Color:
purple
  Bloom Season:
May-June
Exposure:
sun
  Soil Moisture:
moderate
  Zones:
4-7
resistant to deer
  Landscape Use:
screen/hedge
bedding or border
specimen plant
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