Skip to Content Skip to Navigation

Bloomerang® Dwarf Purple Reblooming Lilac Syringa x

  • Sun

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).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
3' 3'
2'6" - 3'
2'6" - 3'
  • Details


    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.



    Plant Type: 
    Shrub Type: 
    Height Category: 
    Garden Height: 
    30 - 36 Inches
    30 - 36 Inches
    30 - 36 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Flower Shade: 
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Shade: 
    Container Role: 

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Maintenance Category: 
    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: 
    Needs Good Drainage
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Alkaline Soil
    Border Plant
    Cut Flower
    Good for Screening
    Mass Planting
    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
  • 6 Reviews

    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • I planted 14 larger plants of these 3 years ago. 8 are thriving. In fact, they are growing too well . I am cutting them back after they bloom in the spring and in the late fall. They are loaded with blooms in the spring but seldom rebloom. Possibly because of cutting back but they have never rebloomed much. Deer have pruned 3 almost to the ground therefore they haven’t bloomed at all. And 3 are planted where they are getting too much water, I plan to move them. I would not plant them again as they get too leggy and don’t bloom enough for me during the entire season.

      Mama P
      , Nebraska
      , United States
      , 6 weeks ago
    • This plant has done very well, planted this spring from a 2 gallon starter in early spring. It’s grown 12 inches on about 30 branches and is setting a second bloom right after 4th of July. Smell is classic.

      , Idaho
      , United States
      , 42 weeks ago
    • So far so good. Plant was a bit smaller than expected but that's my own fault for having high expectations. It's doing okay in my garden... it's been in the ground for a few weeks now, is still alive, and doesn't seem stressed at all. No sign of growth yet but hopeful that it blooms or at least gets bigger!

      , Illinois
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
  • 3 More colors

Back to Top
Winners Circle

Find plants you love and create idea boards for all your projects.

To create an idea board, sign in or create an account.