Syringa meyeri var. spontanea ‘Palibin’, the Lilac Palibin, is currently filling the Genetic Garden in the Parks with its wonderful scent.
This is a hardy, bushy, slow-growing shrub. Its four-lobed tubular flowers last from now until early summer. The plant reaches around 1.5 metres tall, is easy to grow and appreciates a moist but well drained soil. It does best in full sun, but will also grow in partial shade, as can be seen in the Parks. A good yearly mulch of compost will help if it is planted in full sun. The plant does not usually require any pruning, but if it is needed, this can be done after flowering in the summer. Propagate from greenwood cuttings in summer.