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Sailstheseas
Staten Island, NY
(Zone 7b)

February 12, 2013
6:56 AM

Post #9416469

Looking for info! Thanks, Carol =^.^=__?
WeeNel
Ayrshire Scotland
United Kingdom

February 12, 2013
7:25 AM

Post #9416492

Korean Lilac (Syringa palibinaian) grows Hight and Spread about 5 ft, compact free flowering and here in UK is usually grown in rockery beds ect,, lilac coloured flower and grown in bunches / panicles about 1-2 inches longs from May-June.
Very pretty shrub for the right place, sun or part shade, fertile soil or add compost manure to planting hole.
Depending on your zone, these shrubs can be damaged at the tips of branches by hard frost.

Hope this is the one your looking for, it is a lovely shrub, Good luck. WeeNel.
altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

February 12, 2013
6:02 PM

Post #9417136

Totally hardy here in zone 3 and very good, carefree shrubs here. (Curious that they would be grown in rockeries there, as they are very large shrubs (5 -6 tall and as big around)... ?) I posted some pix of the flowers and overall plant, I think, to the PF entry a while back .
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Sailstheseas
Staten Island, NY
(Zone 7b)

February 15, 2013
12:33 PM

Post #9420042

Thank you!!
Can this also be cut into a tree form?
Carol =^.^=__?
altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

February 15, 2013
2:53 PM

Post #9420178

You could but it would be much, much better if you didn't. Most people are not very skilled at pruning (hence all the abominations one sees on any neighborhood street). Aside from that, creating a maintenance necessity where there wasn't one to begin with is a bad idea.
If you want a small tree, it's really best to choose a small tree - this is a multi-stem shrub.
altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

February 15, 2013
2:59 PM

Post #9420186

And just to add... this is a perfectly shaped, almost globular shrub when grown properly (which is not difficult) - it would be a shame not to appreciate it for that quality.

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