Dwarf Korean Lilac

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Pint-sized flower power! No matter how large or small your yard is, there is sure to be a place for the big impact of the compact Dwarf Korean Lilac bush (Syringa meyeri 'Palibin'). These dwarf shrubs produce an abundance of showy, full-sized flowers. You'll fall in love with their reddish-purple flower buds, lavender fragrant flowers, and even some fall color later in the season!

Everyone knows you plant Lilacs for their scented blooms, and the pale, purple display put on by Dwarf Korean Lilac really shines. It boosts the spring interest in your landscape. The flower power of this variety is outstanding. You'll love the amazing spring Lilac blooms held on tidy trusses, and the light rebloom later in the season if you haven't pruned after the first flowering.

This deciduous shrub has so many blooms, that it appears more violet than green in the spring. Dwarf Korean is a flower-making machine! Fragrant blooms cover each of the branch tips. The flower bud color is a darker purple. As they open, they age to a beautiful lavender color. Stock up on pretty vases and use the blooms in cut flower arrangements. They will perfume your nightstand or entry hall! Just be sure to leave some outside for the butterflies!

With ruffled foliage that is dark green on the top and a lighter green underside, you'll enjoy this cutie as a solid green screen all throughout the growing season. Although, strictly speaking, this is not a plant noted for having fall color, we can tell you that we have seen fantastic reddish-purple fall color on Dwarf Korean Lilac.

Dwarf Korean Lilac is a perfect choice to add to a Lilac collection, as this Korean variety blooms a bit later than French Hybrid Lilacs. Include both Korean and French Hybrid Lilac varieties and extend your fragrant slice of heaven by several weeks! It has become one of the most useful landscape plants because of its size and the show of color and fragrance it has to offer.

Planting and Application:

This petite shrub is so versatile and will suit many different garden applications. Use in a modern foundation, as an accent or specimen. It makes a fantastic low hedge or mass planting. Dwarf Korean Lilac also thrives in large containers. Place them in your sunniest spots and show off a bit!

It can squeeze into those spots that might be too tight for other plants. If you have a small garden, you need this little plant that delivers a big show. Whether you live on several acres or a tiny urban lot, you'll find a spot for the elegance and beauty of the Dwarf Korean Lilac. It can be used as a single specimen or grown in a long, low hedgerow with many others.

Any way you choose to use it, you'll love this compact plant. Jazz up a side yard or extend it into the front yard as a friendly green fence along your property line. To create a continuous screen, plant them 2-3 feet apart. You'll measure from the center of one to the center of the next. These plants are exceptional natural flowering hedges. Line a patio seating area, or pop several in a planting bed nearby to create height and give a bit of screening.

Use this as a modern take on foundation plantings. It won't grow tall enough to obscure the view from most windows. Edge the foundation bed with smaller evergreens to present a fun and polished look to the world. Instant curb appeal, and what a nice way to welcome guests in spring.

Mass plantings multiply the impact of this fragrant favorite. Use a zig-zag planting plan, and place plants every 2 to 3 feet. Mulch between the plants and keep the new planting weeded. You'll be amazed at how effective this can be. And local butterflies will help decorate your yard, too!

Repeat these as accents plants throughout a mixed border. They'll make specimen plants when planted all by themselves. Growing naturally into a lovely rounded ball, try one on either side of your driveway! Or, plant a single plant in the lawn for a focal point.

Dwarf Korean Lilacs are commonly used on commercial sites because of their great flower display, fragrance, and nice size without needing lots of maintenance!

  • Heavy Display of Fragrant, Purple Spring Blooms
  • Abundant, Showy, Full-Size Flowers & Light Rebloom in Late Summer
  • Ruffled Foliage Lighter Undersides & Fall Color
  • Excellent Compact Variety - Fits Just About Anywhere
  • Nice Natural Hedge or Low Screen, Containers & Specimens

#ProPlantTips for Care:

With looks and strength, the Dwarf Korean Lilac thrives in a wide range of conditions. This wildly floriferous Lilac variety needs a sunny, well-drained spot in your yard to knock your socks off. Sunlight is crucial for the best bloom. Plant in sun for the best performance from your Dwarf Korean Lilac flowering shrubs. Add additional soil in a mound 18 to 24 high if you suspect poor drainage. You can plant directly in that mound.

It's ideal for urban gardens since it doesn't mind pollution, and it's cold-hardy, so it lasts through chilly winter nights. It performs best in partial to full sun with regular watering. Give young plants a moderate amount of water, carefully checking on the condition of the soil to get them established in that first growing season. Mulch your shrubs with 3-4 inches of arborist bark chips.

Follow these easy Pruning steps for the best flowering. Likely, you won't need to prune this naturally rounded shrub much at all. If required, first let the plant bloom in May. Then, just as soon as the flowers are done, prune the tips as needed. Only prune Lilacs right after the flowers are done blooming. Pruning later in the summer, fall, winter or early spring before they bloom in spring will only remove the flowers that would have bloomed in spring.

Once the plants get a bit older, do a renewal pruning. Each year after bloom, remove the oldest stems to the ground. You'll leave nice young shoots in place. This practice when done every few years will keep your plant healthy and stress-free and bloom like a fool.

If you live with deer in your area, apply repellent spray on planting day. Deer are hungry and curious, and you want to train them to leave your plants alone. Reapply according to the label.

  • Full Sun
  • Moderate Moisture & Fertility
  • Plant in Enriched Well-Drained Soil
  • Prune Immediately After Flowering
  • Easy Care, Very Cold Hardy & Pollution Tolerant

If you are a Lilac fan, of course, you need to add a few Dwarf Korean Lilacs to your garden. Think of it as a gift to your family and friends, neighbors and to yourself. It looks great with other Lilac varieties or as a statement plant all by itself. Enjoy the captivating sight and scent of traditional Lilac in a right-sized package. Order these incredible, compact Lilacs today from NatureHills.com and enjoy!

Frequently Asked Questions

How big does Dwarf Korean Lilac get?

Dwarf Korean Lilacs can reach a mature height of 4-6 feet tall and a width of 5 - 8 feet in optimal conditions.

Is the Dwarf Korean Lilac any good?

The Dwarf Korean Lilac is a fantastic fragrant shrub that is smaller and more compact than other Lilac varieties.

How do you take care of a Dwarf Korean Lilac?

Provide your Lilac with full sun and well-drained enriched soil that has a good layer of mulch over the soil surface. Water moderately yet consistently and fertilize with a blooming plant fertilizer at least once a year. Prune only immediately after the first flowers have faded.

Are Dwarf Korean Lilac Bushes fragrant?

Dwarf Korean Lilacs carry the distinctive flowery, sweet Lilac scent!

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Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Dwarf Korean Lilac Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-7
Growing Zones 3-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Syringa meyeri 'Palibin'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 4 - 6 feet
Mature Spread 5 - 8 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes