Flowering Shrub ‘Bloomerang’ Lilac
For years the Lilac has been a staple of the American home landscape. The main drawback of this beauty was that it teased you with amazing fragrant blooms for only a few short weeks in the spring. Now, thanks to some great horticulturists at Spring Meadow, they have produced a Lilac that stays in bloom not only in the spring but also through the summer and into the fall. It’s called the ‘Bloomerang!’
The ‘Bloomerang’ Lilac has a variety of uses in the landscape. You can plant it in masses to create a hedge, use it as a single specimen plant in a perennial garden, have it in a container on your deck or patio, or just alone in your garden. The ‘Bloomerang’ starts out in heavy bloom in the spring and then resumes all summer through the fall, producing deep purple buds that are super fragrant.
Soil: This lilac prefers a well drained nutrient-rich soil. When planting, use plenty of peat moss and Bumper Crop compost.
Light: The ‘Bloomerang’ will perform best in full sun but can also handle part shade.
Bloom Time: Starts blooming in early spring and repeats all summer and through the fall.
Maintenance: The ‘Bloomerang’ is low maintenance, requiring minimal pruning after the first blooms are done. This will promote a fuller plant with better blooms through the summer.
Water: Keep the soil moist but not sopping wet. Do not plant near a downspout of the house as this may waterlog the soil.
Height and Width: The mature height is 4-5 ft. and the width is 4-5 feet, which forms a nice mounding shrub
Fertilizer: When first planting use Espoma Plant-Tone Organic Fertilizer as well as Espoma Bio-Tone soil conditioner. Follow up a few times over the growing season with more Plant-Tone and an occasional shot of Miracle-Gro.
Pests: Not much hits this shrub yet–and it is resistant to powdery mildew. Most of us think of Grandma when we see or smell Lilacs, because you know that flower was her favorite. With the new modern day ‘Bloomerang’ you can keep the nostalgia going all season long with this great flowering shrub.