This latest member in the exceptional Bloomerang® series of fragrant, reblooming Lilacs is taller, with larger flower clusters arrayed luxuriantly on dense branches. Deep purple buds and lavender-blue florets create a striking spring color show followed by intermittent late summer displays. A Proven Winners®/Color Choice® variety. 'SMSJBP7' PP 26,549
Bloomerang® forms a bushy plant with small leaves. Its bloodline includes 4 different Lilac species (it's a hybrid of Syringa patula x macrophylla x meyeri x juliana). Plants bloom heavily in the spring, take a resting period, and then start up again in mid-summer and continue until cold weather. The second period of bloom is not as full as that in the spring, but still showy.
Plants are best pruned right after the spring bloom, as this creates a fuller shrub with more branches and thus more flowers. Every stem can produce flowers in summer. Bloomerang® is mildew resistant, too.
Lilacs are among the best-known, classic spring-flowering shrubs. For generations of reliable bloom and sweet fragrance, generally before Memorial Day, these sturdy shrubs are in a class by themselves. Most Lilacs prefer full sun and neutral to slightly alkaline soil.
For more information on growing and care, click on Growing Guide.
HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED
The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
WHEN WE SHIP
We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.
We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.
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Worker Bee from Buffalo/Rochester, NY
I ordered three of these for a fence line of a newly built house. Local greenhouses in the Autumn said they get them in, but they usually go quickly. Since I wanted multiple plants, I decided to order them to assure I would have them and not have to search around.
The plants arrived as scheduled, but were much smaller than I imagined they would be. One was even smaller than the others. I took care of all three the same way, planted at the same time and in the same location. One is doing fine, one I think might make it, and the other I'm most certain is dead, but I am waiting until it is all completely brown to throw it away.
I was getting other flowers over the weekend and did see a plant at the local nursery and it was about 5 times as large and looked much healthier. I will never purchase tree shrubs from White Flower again.
An Azalea and rose were much healthier and larger when sent. I am still awaiting new growth on the rose, but I don't feel that will be an issue. I'm hoping not anyway with the cose of all of these.
Plant Syringa in full sun (S. laciniata varieties are the exception and will perform well in partial shade). Immature lilacs produce flowers with lighter coloration; it may take 4–6 years for their true color to show.
All Lilacs require well-drained soil with pH close to neutral. Add lime if your soil is extremely acid. Fertilize once, in early spring, with a light application of an organic seaweed extract, fish emulsion, or slow-release fertilizer. Prune as necessary after bloom in spring.
S. vulgaris varieties are prone to powdery mildew, which generally appears in late summer. Mildew disfigures the leaves to varying degrees, but seems to have little effect on the vigor of the plant.