Location: circle in front of the Chancellor's Residence
Approximate blooming period: May - June
Manchurian lilac, ‘Miss Kim', Syringa patula
Origin: Northern China, Korea
Habitat: Hardy to USDA Zone 4
Height and Form: Deciduous shrub, 6-8 ft, tall with similar width, larger with age, dense.
Foliage and Bark: Leaves opposite, simple, elliptic to ovate-oblong, to 8 cm long, dull dark green.
Flowers, Fruit and Seeds: Flowers in paired clusters, 10-15 cm long, purple in bud than light blue, fragrant.
Culture: Sun or part shade.
Name: Obtained from seed collected in Korea's Pouk Han Mountains in 1947 by E. M. Meader. The seedling was named 'Miss Kim', Kim being the most common name in Korea.