Korean Lilac

Syringa meyeri 'Palibin'

Korean Lilac - Syringa meyeri  'Palibin'

Common Name: Korean Lilac
Genus: Syringa
Species: meyeri
Cultivar: 'Palibin'

This plant gets its genus name from the Greek syrinx for musical pipe as the stems of this plant are hollow and were used to make musical pipes in antiquity.

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.50 m (150 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 1.50 m (150 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Pink
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May & June

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Abundant panicles of fragrant lavender pink flowers in late spring and early summer and oval dark green leaves. This lovely Korean lilac is ideal for a sunny well drained shrub or mixed border. Compact and slow growing it's perfect for the smaller garden or where space is limited.

  • Garden care: In mid summer remove the faded flower heads carefully using secateurs to avoid damaging the young shoots. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in early spring.

  • Goes well with: Myrtus communis, Lavandula x intermedia 'Dutch Group', Rosmarinus officinalis 'Miss Jessop's Upright', Perovskia atriplicifolia, Iris reticulata, Clematis viticella 'Purpurea Plena Elegans'.

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Daphne lilac - Syringa pubescens subsp. microphylla  'Superba'

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Common Lilac - Syringa vulgaris  'Katherine Havemeyer'

Common Lilac
Syringa vulgaris 'Katherine Havemeyer'