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Syringa meyeri

Common Name(s):
Meyer lilac
Cultivar(s):
Palibin
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

Spreading lilac with reddish-purple buds opening to pale lilac fragrant flowers. Blooms profusely in mid-season, typically mid-May and first flowers at an early age. Use in shrub border with evergreen background or plant in groups to form a low hedge.  Some mildew resistance; easy to grow.  

Height:
4-8 ft.
Foliage:
Opposite, simple dark green leaves; 0.7 to 1.7 in. long; non-showy fall color
Flower:
Violet-purple flowers on 4 in. panicle; fragrant
Zones:
4 to 7
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to partial shade; well-drained soil; does not tolerate wet sites
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Dense, broad rounded mound
Width:
6-10 ft.
Tags:
showy flowers, deciduous, fragrant, specimen

NCCES plant id: 1798

Syringa meyeri whole plant
Distant Hill Gardens, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Syringa meyeri Syringa meyeri flower detail
Chipmunk, CC-BY-SA-2.0