Small (4 inch), lilac-type clusters of flowers in late spring; flowers are pale purple and have only very light fragrance; summer foliage is much smaller than other lilacs and is glossy with wavy edges.
Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:
The common problems of lilacs (powdery mildew, leaf spots and blights, bacterial blight, borers, scale) can occur on this species, but tend to be less serious than on other lilacs.
Most lilacs require a good deal of maintenance. In comparison, this species requires very little maintenance.