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Syringa meyeri 'Palibin' Tree

Dwarf Lilac Trees
  • From £49.99 (ex VAT)

Syringa meyeri 'Palibin' is a small Lilac shrub that produces a profusion of pretty lilac-pink flowers in May and June that emerge from darker pink buds. The flowers have a sweet fragrance and look wonderful against the green ovate leaves.

This popular dwarf Korean Lilac produces a neat, compact shape and requires little pruning to maintain this appearance. Growing to just 1-2 metres in 20 years, Lilac 'Palibin' is perfect for herbaceous borders, small spaces and patios. Preferring full sun, it will do well in most alkaline to neutral pH soils.

Syringa meyeri 'Palibin' is one of the most popular dwarf Lilacs and undoubtedly deserves it's RHS Award of Garden Merit. Please note due to the dwarf nature, the product sizes are similar but the 10L bush is more mature and fuller than the 5L. We also offer 'Palibin' as a top grafted patio tree.

AKA Syringa meyeri var. spontanea 'Palibin' , Lilac 'Palibin', Korean Lilac

  • Common name: Korean Dwarf Lilac
  • Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 1-2 x 1-2 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Summer
  • Flowers: Lilac-pink, fragrant
  • Soil: Will tolerate most soil types except acidic

Planting Advice for Syringa meyeri 'Palibin' Shrubs

Our pot grown Palibin Dwarf Lilac shrubs can be planted at any time of the year. Start by removing weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole. Dig a square hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2x as wide. (If planting in a container, choose one that is about twice the size of the rootball). To help it establish, sprinkle root grow in the hole.

Remove the pot, gently tease the roots and place into the planting hole. Mix 50% of the original soil with 50% compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Avoid banking the soil up around the collar of the tree.

Aftercare Advice for Syringa 'Palibin' Shrubs

When planting Korean Lilacs in spring or summer, water well for the first few months. Increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If planting in autumn, you may only need to water a little. Irrigation kits make it easier.

Once planted, keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons.

Pruning Syringa meyeri 'Palibin' Shrubs

Unlike most Lilac trees, Palibin Dwarf Lilac shrubs need very little maintenance. A light prune in late summer is all that is needed to maintain its neat shape. Also remove any damaged or diseased branches.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most under 1.5 metres in height) : £9.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £11.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £14.95 + vat

1-4 trees delivered by pallet to kerbside (inc. mature Japanese Maples): 24.95 + vat

Mature trees, pleached trees or orders too large for pallet: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode not quantity. Starts from £48 + vat.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process. Please note, we are unable to deliver outside of Mainland UK.

Delivery Timescales

All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team and most are delivered within 3 weeks of placing the order, unless stated otherwise. There's no need to be in to receive your order and you can request where it is left via the checkout.

For pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height), we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers about the delivery date.

Trees on pre-order are still growing and an estimate of when they will be ready is on the product/basket page. Orders are despatched once all trees are ready.

Gift trees and those required by a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

To collect trees, please book an appointment. Delivery charges will be refunded.

The product table at the bottom of the page gives the forms and sizes available for this variety. Please note, photos are a guideline as all plants are unique. *Pot sizes may vary. Below are definitions of terms:

Supplied Size: Height measured from the top of the pot.

Single Stem / Pruned and shaped: Classic shaped tree with a single stem that has had pruning to help create a beautiful, natural shape.

Top grafted: A height noted next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Top grafted trees do not require complicated pruning and are ideal for small spaces.

Feathered: A feathered tree has branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.

Multi Stem: A multi stem tree has two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system.

Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.

Clump: Several plants in one pot that can give the appearance of a multi stemmed and very bushy tree.

Climber: A plant that is a natural climber and will be delivered usually running up a bamboo cane, ready to position in the garden.

Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the soil to the lowest branches of the crown). Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height:

Standard  either 6-10cm or 8-10cm girth, approximately 2.5-3.0m in height
Premium Standard  10-12cm girth, approximately 3.0-3.5m in height
Heavy Standard  12-14cm girth, approximately 3.5-4.5m in height
Extra Heavy Standard 14-16cm girth approximately 4.0-6m in height

Plant Specification Form Supplied Size Root typePrice Quantity Qty
Syringa meyeri 'Palibin' Form: Bush Supplied Size: 60-90cm Root type: 10L pot* Syringa meyeri 'Palibin' Price £49.99 (ex VAT)
Bush 60-90cm 10L pot* £49.99 (ex VAT)
Syringa meyeri 'Palibin' Form: Tree Top grafted at 80cm Supplied Size: 100-120cm Root type: 5L pot* Syringa meyeri 'Palibin' Price £54.99 (ex VAT)
Tree Top grafted at 80cm 100-120cm 5L pot* £54.99 (ex VAT)
Ready by: 31st Aug 2022
Ready by: 31st Aug 2022
Total: £0.00 (VAT Free)