A Miss Kim lilac, also known as Syringa pubescens subsp. patula 'Miss Kim,' is a shrub variety that will grow 4 to 9 feet high and 5 to 7 feet wide, according to About.com landscaping expert David Beaulieu. Miss Kim lilacs have smaller flowers than French lilacs.
Miss Kim lilacs are hardy in USDA hardiness zones 3 to 8. It prefers full sun and a well-drained soil to grow, and it isn't particular about soil type. This type of lilac needs to be deadheaded as well as pruned after the blooms start to fade away. It makes a great privacy border plant.