Syringa meyeri ‘Palibin’ Top Graft
Commonly called Meyer lilac or Korean lilac. It is a compact, rounded, slow-growing, deciduous shrub that matures to 4-5′ tall and spreads to 6′ wide. Pale lilac to violet-purple flowers bloom in small, dense terminal clusters (panicles to 3-4″ long) in mid to late June). Flowers are fragrant. Small, broad-elliptic to obovate leaves (to 2″ long) are dark green. No fall color.
Easily grown in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates light shade, but best bloom is in full sun. Prefers organically rich, moist, slightly acidic to slightly alkaline soils. Needs good air circulation. Good tolerance for urban conditions. Prompt removal of faded flower panicles before seed set will increase the bloom in the following year. Prune as needed immediately after flowering.
Excellent accent ‘tree’ for small areas.
Height: 1 to 2 m Spread: 1-2 m. Flower and foliage Colors: Pale Pink with green foliage in summer, no fall colour. Very fragrant.