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Cultural Details for Syringa meyeri 'Palibin'

Common Name:
Palibin Meyer Lilac

Growth Rate:
Slow

Average Mature Height:
4-5'

Average Mature Width:
5-7'

Flower Details:
Reddish-purple buds open whitish pink in May; abundant clusters

Fruit Details:
Small warty capsule, 0.5-0.75" long.

Fall Color:
Nonexistent

Bark Details:
Not ornamentally important

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Does not get mildew or other problems that plague other syringa species

Native Habitat:
Northern China, introduced 1908; zones 3-7

Other Features:
Considered nicest of all lilacs for bloom and fragrance.

Culture and Care:
Full sun to light shade, easy to grow

This plant was blooming:
4/19/2010 - 5/10/2010
5/20/2005 - 5/27/2005

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
Bed 119

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets. www.ces.ncsu.edu
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database. www.hort.uconn.edu