This lilac arrived as a teeny tiny little plant. It immediately burned up in my North Texas garden and I thought it had died. I transplanted it into a container with potting soil and it bounced back very quickly. In September I was able to transplant it to a location that receives filtered afternoon shade and it seems to be thriving. It even produced a little flower in very late summer! I'm looking forward to next year to see what this little plant can do.
Baby Kim® Lilac Syringa x
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:ButterfliesResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:24 - 36 InchesSpacing:30 - 36 InchesSpread:30 - 36 InchesFlower Colors:PurpleFlower Shade:PurpleFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Sun
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).Maintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:Old WoodBloom Time:Mid SpringBloom Time:Late SpringHardiness Zones:3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8bWater Category:AverageNeeds Good DrainageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilSoil PH Category:Alkaline SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Cut FlowerUses:Good for ScreeningUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses:Specimen or Focal PointUses 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.
Growing Lilacs: Check out the ultimate care guide including planting, FAQs, design ideas and more!
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.Baby Kim® Syringa x 'SMNSDTP' USPP 32,969, Can PBRAF
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Donna Fernandez, Texas, United States, 1 year ago
Planted this and several mini butterfly bushes last September none came back after a mild winter.. In march was some green starting then nothing.. Very disappointing and costlyJoseph dennis Godfrey, Ohio, United States, 1 year ago
Derrick Au, British Columbia, Canada, 2 years ago