|Syringa meyeri is a dense and uniform lilac. New foliage has a purple margin, summer foliage is dark green, fall color is unremarkable. Small violet-purple flowers are densely clustered on 4 inch upright panicles, late spring. Fragrant, and very profusely flowering, covers the entire shrub. Not subject to mildew, and does well in harsh climates of the midwest and east. Native to northern China.