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Bloomerang® Purple Reblooming Lilac Syringa x

Exposure
  • 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
  • Fall
Mature Size
5' 5'
Height
4' - 5'
Spread
4' - 5'
  • Details

    Features

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    Don't settle for lilacs that bloom just once a year - get Bloomerang® lilac and enjoy months of blooms instead of just weeks.

    Bloomerang Purple lilac is the original reblooming lilac. It blooms in spring along with other lilacs, takes a brief rest to put on new growth, then blooms again from mid-summer through fall. A bit smaller than other lilacs, Bloomerang also has a nice, rounded shape that looks great anywhere you plant it in the landscape. Star-like flowers are a beautiful shade of classic lilac purple and are sweetly scented.

    Bloomerang lilacs are also noted for their exceptional disease resistance - no worries about ugly white or brown foliage to spoil the floral show. And like other lilacs, it is sun-loving and deer resistant, so it makes an easy care choice for years of beauty.

    Top reasons to grow Bloomerang lilac:

    - It's reblooming! It doesn't only bloom once in spring - it also blooms summer through fall.

    - Disease resistant. Doesn't get ugly from fungus and bacteria like older lilacs can.

    - Neat, rounded shape looks good in the landscape or garden.

    Fragrant Flower
    Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
    Fall Interest
    Attracts: 
    Butterflies
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    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
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Moderate
    Blooms On: 
    New Wood
    Blooms On: 
    Old Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Fall
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Fall
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Spring
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Spring
    Hardiness Zones: 
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Needs Good Drainage
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses Notes: 

    A classic addition to foundation plantings and mixed borders. Bloomerang lilac is also a popular choice for planting in decorative containers - learn more here. 

    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® Purple Syringa x 'Penda' USPP 20,575, Can 4,071
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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • I planted three of these shrubs two years ago. They are complete duds! They are very vigorous, grow long new shoots, but no flowers. I had no flowers this spring, trimmed them back after they should have bloomed and have no rebloom. I think Proven Winners needs to work on this one! I will probably remove the shrubs and put in Miss Kim lilac instead.

      Louise M Shoksnyder
      , Michigan
      , United States
      , 8 weeks ago
    • I planted three of these shrubs two years ago. They are complete duds! They are very vigorous, grow long new shoots, but no flowers. I had no flowers this spring, trimmed them back after they should have bloomed and have no rebloom. I think Proven Winners needs to work on this one! I will probably remove the shrubs and put in Miss Kim lilac instead.

      Louise M Shoksnyder
      , Michigan
      , United States
      , 8 weeks ago
    • We absolutely love this Bloomerang Lilac! We planted it about 7 years ago on the Northwest side of our property against the corner of our farmers porch. It has grown so massive and we are thrilled with the hundreds of blooms in mid spring and right now in mid summer! They’re so beautiful and fragrant. We would definitely buy another one! Wish I could post pictures here.

      Sharon Gribbin
      , Maine
      , United States
      , 13 weeks ago
    • It has been absolutely disappointing in the two years I’ve had it growing in zone 5. It never gets normal lilac blooms. It gets maybe a half dozen tiny flowers at a time before they die out and get replaced by a half dozen new tiny blooms elsewhere on the plant. Because it’s an utter disappointment I’ll be digging it up and replacing it with something new. Sorry but this ones a proven loser.

      John Doe
      , Wisconsin
      , United States
      , 16 weeks ago
    • This tree lilac bloomed beautifully this season which is the 2nd full season we've had it in our landscape. We are very disappointed though because the branches were very weak. Last fall we lost a good sized branch on a windy day. Then this spring/early summer we have progressively lost 3 more big branches on 3 different windy days. We don't even live in what I'd call a windy location. It's as if the gorgeous, heavy tree top full of blooms couldn't be supported by the tiny trunk. There is only one side branch left, so we will be replacing this lilac with a different type of small tree. I would recommend growing this lilac tree only in a protected location.

      Rachael B
      , Minnesota
      , United States
      , 19 weeks ago
    • Purchased 3 plants 4 years ago. Growing well but have not seen any reblooming at all. Absolutely no fragrance at all. Expected better from PW

      Purchased these 4 years ago. Growing great, but have not seen any rebooking. Absolutely no scent.
      , Illinois
      , United States
      , 24 weeks ago
    • I have five of these lilacs in a short zig-zag row between my house and the neighbors. They are five years old. I intended them to "stool out" and make a medium height screen between our ground level patios. They have been sparse bloomers and growers in the past. This year they were spectacular in growth and in bloom. Not sure if it was the weather that made the difference. I'm also not sure if this variety is supposed to make shoots but there is a little evidence that they will fill in and give us that bit of privacy that I am looking for. I think this is a variety that requires patience. I'm thrilled that the deer don't chew on them as they are mutilating most everything else in my yard.

      Melinda Bensler
      , Alberta
      , Canada
      , 1 year ago
    • I have five of these lilacs in a short zig-zag row between my house and the neighbors. They are five years old. I intended them to "stool out" and make a medium height screen between our ground level patios. They have been sparse bloomers and growers in the past. This year they were spectacular in growth and in bloom. Not sure if it was the weather that made the difference. I'm also not sure if this variety is supposed to make shoots but there is a little evidence that they will fill in and give us that bit of privacy that I am looking for. I think this is a variety that requires patience. I'm thrilled that the deer don't chew on them as they are mutilating most everything else in my yard.

      Melinda Bensler
      , Alberta
      , Canada
      , 1 year ago
    • Although the garden center I bought this from assured me it would do well in Zone 8, it has not. It does bloom in the spring but is rather sparse with both blooms and leaves even though it gets plenty of light and is in good soil with good drainage. It has never bloomed a second time in late summer or fall. Rather disappointing for a "Proven Winner".

      Martha Shinley
      , Arkansas
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • I planted one 5 yrs ago. It has struggled. More than 1/2 is covered with sickly leaves. Some branches look fine. Hasn’t blOomed well. I bought another one last year and it seems to be dying in one spot, like the older bush next to it. I have watered and fed both of them.

      Pam
      , Illinois
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
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