The Dwarf Korean Lilac, Syringa meyeri ‘palibin’.
A compact but spreading, small-foliaged Lilac with showy May lavender-purple flowers that are spread over the entire shrub canopy.
This deciduous shrub is especially urban tolerant. It is the most common cultivar of the species, valued for its even more compact habit (to 4-6”).
Syringa translates from the Greek as “pipe”, in reference to the hollow stems. Meyeri is named after F.N. Meyer, who introduced this species to the United States from Northern China in the early 20th century. It is widely used as a foundation, group planting, informal or formal hedge, or specimen shrub.