The Bloomerang™ series lilacs are known for their highly fragrant, reblooming flowers, compact habit and smaller leaves. Excellent for smaller gardens.
- Mixed border,
- Medium shrub (5-8 feet),
- Small shrub (3-5 feet)
- Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily),
- Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)
- Zone 2,
- Zone 3,
- Zone 4,
- Zone 5 (Chicago),
- Zone 6
- Alkaline soil,
- Moist, well-drained soil
- Mid spring,
- Late spring,
- Early summer,
- Mid summer
Size & Form
Compact, rounded habit reaching 4 to 5 feet high and 5 to 6 feet wide.
Tree & Plant Care
Best in full sun and well-drained soil. Will tolerate part shade but will have less flower potential.
Prefers organically rich, moist, alkaline soil.
Water in dry periods. Plants benefit with a light mulch layer to conserve moisture and moderate soil temperature fluctuation.
Needs good air circulation to prevent disease.
Light pruning to remove spent flowers in spring will initiate reblooming in mid-summer to fall, howeve,r pruning is not required. Plants are usually maintenance free.
Disease, pests, and problems
Disease, pest, and problem resistance
Deer resistant, more resistant to mildew and leaf spots
Native geographic location and habitat
Of hybrid origin, (Syringa 'Penda')
Attracts birds, pollinators, or wildlife
Fragrant flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds
Bark color and texture
Light gray stems with white lenticels
Leaf or needle arrangement, size, shape, and texture
Opposite, elliptical to ovate green leaves
Yellow-orange to no fall color
Flower arrangement, shape, and size
Terminal clusters of highly fragrant, 4 to 6 inch lilac-purple flowers.
One of the more consistent rebloomers in the nursery trade.
Inital bloom is heavy in May, goes through a rest period and reblooms in July through first frost.
Reblooming slows down in hot summer temperatures.
Cultivars and their differences
Dark Purple Bloomerang™ lilac (Syringa x 'SMSJBP7'): Rounded; 4 to 6 feet high and 5 to 6 feet wide; long blooming, dark purple flowers
Dwarf Pink Bloomerand™ lilac (Syringa x 'SMNJRPI'): An improved version of Bloomerang™ 'Pink Perfume' with darker pink flowers and disease resistance. Rounded, 2.5 to 3 feet high.