The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive:
Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
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The Bloomerang Purple lilac is unique for both its shape and its ability to rebloom, making it stand out from traditional lilacs. Smaller than traditional lilacs, the Bloomerang has a nice rounded shape that helps it fit into almost any landscape design. The classic lilac purple flowers bloom in the spring, take a brief rest to add new growth and then bloom again from mid-summer through fall. This lets you enjoy the beauty of your lilac plants almost all year
long! As with most lilacs, the Bloomerang does need a period of cold weather to provide maximum bloom so it doesn’t do well in southern climates.
Here are three great reasons to grow Bloomerang Purple:
Reblooms to provide color and fragrance in spring, summer, and fall.
Disease resistant so there’s no ugly brown or white foliage from fungus or bacteria.
A neat, rounded shape lets it fit into any border or bed.
Plant Type: Shrub
Shrub Type: Deciduous
Height Category: Medium
Garden Height: 48 – 60 Inches
Spacing: 60 – 72 Inches
Spread: 48 – 60 Inches
Flower Colors: Purple
Flower Shade: Lavender
Foliage Colors: Green
Foliage Shade: Green
Container Role: Thriller
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Light Requirement: Sun
Maintenance Category: Moderate
Blooms On: New Wood | Old Wood
Bloom Time: Early Summer | Mid Summer | Late Summer | Early Fall | Mid Fall | Mid Spring | Late Spring
3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
Water Category: Average
— Needs Good Drainage
Uses: Border Plant | Container | Cut Flower | Landscape | Mass Planting
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A classic addition to foundation plantings and mixed borders. Bloomerang lilac is also a popular choice for planting in decorative containers – learn more here.
Plant only in full sun and well-drained soil; lilacs cannot tolerate soggy, wet conditions.
The rebloom of Bloomerang lilac occurs on the new growth the plant creates after its spring bloom. For the best rebloom, it’s vital that the plant grows vigorously during late spring and early summer. Do this by keeping it well-watered and mulched and in plenty of sun (six hours a day at least). If you wish to fertilize it, you may do so in early spring, once the ground has thawed, and again in late spring, after it blooms.
If you want to prune Bloomerang lilac, do so immediately after its spring bloom. Never cut it back in fall, winter, or early spring – doing so will remove the spring flower buds. It is not necessary to prune Bloomerang lilac in order for it to rebloom. However, giving it a light trim after blooming does remove the developing seed heads (they look like green bananas, and some people don’t care for the way they look on the plant), providing a neater look, and encourages more new growth for reblooming. Trimming after blooming will delay the rebloom by a few weeks compared to an untrimmed Bloomerang lilac.
Like nearly all lilacs, Bloomerang lilac actually requires a period of cold weather in order to bloom well. This is why lilacs are not typically suited to warmer climates. However, they are very, very cold tolerant and thrive in climates as cold as USDA zone 3.
The botanical name of lilac, Syringa (suh-RIN-gah), is from the Greek word syrinx, which means tube. This is because the stems of lilac contain a spongy pith which can be removed, leaving a hollow tube that has traditionally been used to create pan-pipes
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