Syringa microphylla 'Superba'
Common name: 
Superba Littleleaf Lilac
Superba Lilac
Pronunciation: 
si-RING-ga mi-kro-FIL-a
Family: 
Oleaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Deciduous shrub, 6-9(12) ft [1.8-2.7(3.7) m] tall, much greater spread, dense, thin branches.   Leaves opposite, simple, ovate to elliptic-ovate, 1-4 cm long, rounded at base, medium green above, gray-green and pubescent below.  Flower cluster 4-7 cm long, twice as wide, pink-red, long flowering period.
  • Sun or part shade.  Needs good drainage.  Heat tolerant and mildew resistant.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 4
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  • plant habit, flowering

    plant habit, flowering

  • flower cluster

    flower cluster