Sometimes a hedge that defines the yard's edge is just what's needed, a helpful reminder to keep soccer balls, rambunctous dogs and the neighbors kids on the right side. A Miss Kim lilac hedge can easily be keep at 4 1/2 to 5 feet, tall enough to delineate the space, while low enough to waved over and smiled over. And because it matures over a few years there's no harsh "you stay on your side" implications. Just a bit of pretty, fragrant defination.
Allow us to introduce Miss Kim. This compact Korean lilac is ideal for a mixed border or for under a bedroom window (leave the window open in late spring to enjoy the scent.) Grown from just 12 seed collected from a craggy mountainside in Korea on Veteran's Day in 1947, this compact lilac has proven to be a great choice for American gardens.
Why Grow Miss Kim Lilacs?
Deep purple buds open to clusters of showy light lavender flowers, deliciously scented. Blooms attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Moderate growth rate with a mature height of 4-6 feet, with a similar spread.
- Miss Kim flowers a bit later than other lilacs, extending the blooming season.
- The bloom are delightfully fragrant
- This lilac's foliage is rarely bothered by the powdery mildew that can appear on other lilacs
- Miss Kim is winter hardy in cold regions and thrives in southern regions where classic lilacs may not be happy
- Foliage colors to a lovely port wine shade in autumn, adding color to the fall landscape