|Syringa microphylla is a spreading, dense shrub 6 feet tall, 9 to 12 feet wide. Foliage is medium green, with small leaves, fall color negligible. Lilacs are rosy colored, fragrant, 2 to 4 inch long panicles, early summer flowering, sometimes sporadically flowering again in the fall. A few very attractive mildew resistant cultivars are available. Native to China.