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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


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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


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You go girl !!

Several is even better than two =:)


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


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