Return to the Far North Gardening Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Bloomerang Lilac

Posted by marric Z5a Ontario (My Page) on
Thu, May 3, 12 at 18:53

The local nursery is having a sale on them. Articles I've read about it says it is supposed to be hardy to Z3. A lilac that flowers for a few months sounds great, but is it to good to be true? Has anyone ever bought one of them? How did it do for you? Marg

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Bloomerang Lilac

Oh Marg, just buy two, LOL !

I was tempted to buy one last year, but I still have a Sensation Lilac from a few years ago that hasn't been given a permanent spot. It's in a big pot.

I hope someone here has one of the Bloomerang, because I'd be curious, too, how it's doing.

RE: Bloomerang Lilac

I put one in at the old house but sadly I moved before the next season.

Any of the smaller Korean lilacs, and any other meyeri you can find, may rebloom if the season is long enough. I have one in the front yard that blooms twice rather consistently, although the second bloom is much more sparse.

Being in zone 5, you should be fine.

RE: Bloomerang Lilac

I'm in Z3 and it winters but I'm not all that crazy about it. I like the larger flowers even if it is only once. Did have a few flowers thru out the summer. In your zone I'm sure it will do better.And also here it is the survival of the fittest and it got very little care.

RE: Bloomerang Lilac

Thanks for the info. I was concerned about the hardiness of the plant mainly because where we are we have lost a few trees because of the fierce winter winds we get here. We had planted 8 Crabapples in the field but now have only 4 left. The Maples are struggling but holding on. I've decided to plant the Bloomerang on the east side of the barn where they will be more sheltered from the winds. I did end up buying several to plant in a larger area. Marg

RE: Bloomerang Lilac

You go girl !!

Several is even better than two =:)

RE: Bloomerang Lilac

And as with all lilacs it seems, they can take forever to get established.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Far North Gardening Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here