A lilac for smaller gardens Syringa meyeri ‘Palibin’ is a naturally compact plant that is is also very easy to grow.
Forming a small rounded bushy shrub to around 1 metre (3 ft) in height with a similar spread this is also a lilac that is suited to growing in pots.
In spring the plant puts on deep pink buds which open to the panicles of fragrant lilac pink flowers that cover the plant.
Once established this is a very hardy plant, it grows welling full sun and thrives in a humus rich well drained soil.
- Dig the soil over well before planting, removing any weeds.
- Dig in some well rotted compost and aged cow manure.
- Plant at the depth it was in the container.
- Water in with liquid seaweed fertiliser.
- Mulch around the plant tp maintain a cool moist root run.
- Water through the first few summers.
Light tip pruning after flowering will help promote a bushy dense growth habit.
The best way to propagate the Korean Lilac is from softwood cuttings taken in late springier by layering.
- Botanical Name – Syringa meyeri ‘Palibin’
- Common Name – Korean lilac.’Palibin’ Lilac.
- Position – Full sun to a little afternoon shade.
- Soil – Humus rich and well drained.
- Height – To around 1 metre
- Spread – To around 1 metre
- Growth rate – low to medium.
- Flowers – Lavender Pink
- Flowering Time – Spring to summer.
- Foliage – Mid to Deep green – Deciduous.
- Drought tolerant – Yes
- Frost tolerant – Yes
Syringa meyeri ‘Palibin’ is available for sale from the following nurseries
1070 Jacksons Track, Jindivick 3818
Specialising in growing and selling Rare and Unusual Trees, shrubs Perennials Bulbs and Climbers, a unique nursery with amazing stock.
82 David Hill Rd Monbulk (Opposite Vika Ave)
Japanese Maple and Magnolia specialists, Wholesale and Retail. Large range of other deciduous and evergreen ornamental trees and shrubs.
In Melbourne try –
GENTIANA NURSERY – 03 9751 2163
Olinda Monbulk Rd. Olinda.