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Baby Kim® Lilac Syringa x

Exposure
  • Sun
Flower Season
  • Spring
Mature Size
3' 3' 91cm 91cm
Height: 2' - 3'
Spread: 2'6" - 3'
Height: 61cm - 91cm
Spread: 76cm - 91cm
  • Details

    24 - 36 Inches
    30 - 36 Inches
    30 - 36 Inches
    61cm - 91cm
    76cm - 91cm
    76cm - 91cm

    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 61cm - 91cm
    Spacing: 
    30 - 36 Inches 76cm - 91cm
    Spread: 
    30 - 36 Inches 76cm - 91cm
    Flower Colors: 
    Purple
    Flower Shade: 
    Purple
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light 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: 
    Easy
    Blooms On: 
    Old Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Spring
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Spring
    Hardiness Zones: 
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Needs Good Drainage
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Alkaline Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Good for Screening
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses: 
    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. 

    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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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • I planted 2 of these in 2022 and two years later they finally put on some decent blooms. They are pretty and smell great but they are small and I feel like I need a hedge to make any sort of impact. They are about 2 1/2 feet right now and I really hope they reach their full growth potential. Require very little care.

      Bronwen Sandor
      , 5 weeks ago
    • 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.

      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 costly

      Joseph dennis Godfrey
      , Ohio
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • Derrick Au
      , British Columbia
      , Canada
      , 2 years ago
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