This is described by Fiala as a selection made by Meader from seed he collected in Korea in 1948. However the Lilac Register records this as being introduced by Yeager in 1954.
'Miss Kim' is a horticultural masterpiece, massed very fragrant pale violet/lavender single florets in mid-season ... Leaves turn a rich burgundy color in Autumn , and hold a long time before falling. There appears to be no tendency to sucker ...
The ortet (original plant) was 3 m high and 5 m across after 30 years. Some slow growth ( extension growth of 200 mm for the season is considered reasonable, unlike S. sweginzowii 'Tigerstedtii' which can put on 1500 mm) this is classified as a semi-dwarf variety