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Bloomerang® Dwarf Purple Reblooming Lilac Syringa x

  • Hardy Zones
    • 3 - 7
  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
    • Fall
  • Mature Size
    • 30 - 36 Inches
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
Bloomerang® Dwarf Purple Reblooming Lilac Syringa x
Sun 30 - 36

Features

Everything you want in a lilac, and more!

Think you don't have room for a lilac? Think again! Bloomerang® Dwarf Purple lilac naturally grows as a small, rounded shrub, at just about a third the size of conventional lilacs. It outperforms other lilacs with its perfectly purple blooms that cover the plant in late spring, then reappear throughout summer and fall. Plus, it's vigorous and resistant to disease. Just plant it in full sun, soil that's not too wet, and enjoy the show for years to come. Available in better garden centers in spring 2019.

Top reasons to grow Bloomerang® Dwarf Purple lilac:

- Dwarf habit takes up just a fraction of the space of other lilacs.

- Fragrant purple flowers for months every year.

- Rarely bothered by deer or disease.

Attracts: 
Butterflies
Resists: 
Deer

Characteristics

Duration: 
Shrub
Shrub Type: 
Deciduous
Height Category: 
Short
Garden Height: 
30 - 36 Inches
Spacing: 
30 - 36 Inches
Spread: 
30 - 36 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Purple
Flower Shade: 
Purple
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Green
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Filler

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Blooms On: 
New Wood
Blooms On: 
Old Wood
Bloom Time: 
Summer through Fall
Bloom Time: 
Late Spring
Hardiness Zones: 
3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
Water Category: 
Average
Needs Good Drainage
Soil Fertility Requirement: 
Average Soil
Soil PH Category: 
Alkaline Soil
Uses: 
Border Plant
Uses: 
Container
Uses: 
Cut Flower
Uses: 
Good for Screening
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses: 
Mass Planting
Uses: 
Specimen or Focal Point
Uses Notes: 

A dwarf lilac like Bloomerang Dwarf Purple offers a lot of versatility in the landscape. Plant it lining a walkway, under windows, as a low hedge, or anywhere you want color and fragrance with minimal care.

Maintenance Notes: 

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.

Fun Facts: 

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 remove, leaving a hollow tube that has traditionally been used to create pan-pipes.

Bloomerang® Dwarf Purple Syringa x 'SMNJRPU' USPP 29,831, Can PBRAF
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