BLOOMERANG® Dark Purple Lilac

Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Exposure: Full Sun Height: 4-6' Width/Spread: 4-6'

Extend the bloom season of lilacs with this Long blooming variety. Larger than the original Bloomerang®, Dark Purple has larger, more rounded inflorescences. The flowers are very showy and fragrant. It will rest for several weeks after the spring bloom, then flower again from mid-Summer, Fall.


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Light: Needs a minimum of six hours of sun exposure per day to thrive. Any less and it will have poor bloom count and is more prone to foliar problems.

Soil: Grows well in average soil and even enjoys alkaline leaning pH. Soil type must be well draining.

Water: Average water needs.

Fertilizing: You can apply a granulated fertilizer formulated for flowering shrubs in the springtime when the soil is workable. If you notice your plant starting to produce fewer blooms than normal, you can apply fertilizer again in the early summer.

Pruning: You can give it an all over light prune after the spring bloom. This will help shape the plant and encourage a more abundant rebloom, although it will be delayed a bit. The summer flowers are produced on new growth.

Botanical Name

Syringa 'SMSJB7' PP#26,549, CBR#5076

Zone

3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Flower Color

Purple

Foliage Color

Green

Height

4-6'

Width/Spread

4-6'

Exposure

Full Sun

Soil

Moist

Season of Interest

Fall, Spring

Uses

Containers, Foundations

Features

Alkaline soil, Attracts pollinators, Clay soil, Cut flower, Deer resistant, Disease resistant, Fragrant, Long blooming

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