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Scientific Name: Syringa meyeri
Pronunciation: sur-ING-guh MY-er-eye
Common Name: Meyer lilac, dwarf Korean lilac
Family Name: Oleaceae
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous
Key ID Features: Compact deciduous shrub with elliptic leaves to 3 cm long with underside pubescence along veins. Winter ID: few scales on opposite buds; prominant lenticels; young shoots 4-sided.
Course(s): not used (on campus)

Habit: Dense, Upright
Form: Oval - horizontal, Round
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:0.7 - 1.3m
Spread:1.0 - 1.5m
Origin: Garden origin (China, Korea)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Humus rich, Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Fragrance, Mixed shrub border, Small garden/space, Summer interest
Additional Info: Google. Cultivars shown may include S. 'Miss Kim' (syn. S. 'Palibin').
Meyer lilac, dwarf Korean lilac
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Pinnate venation, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Colour in Fall: Yellow
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic, Ovate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Attenuate
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Panicle-like, Thyrse
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:4
Corolla Shape:Salverform
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, Violet, Blue, Pink, Purple, (lavender-pink)
Flower Scent: Fragrant
Flower Time at Peak: Jun, Jul

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Aug
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant

Bark or Stem Colour:

Propagation: Seed, Cuttings
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