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Syringa 'Penda' BLOOMERANG®

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si-RING-gah
Description

Bloomerang is noted for its compact, rounded form, typically 5'x5', with dwarf varieties 3' or less. It is highly fragrant and blooms on both new and old wood.  Bloomerang makes its initial heavy bloom in mid-May, similar to other lilacs. In June the plant rests, then begins reblooming in July, continuing throughout the summer until frost. The difference between the two blooming seasons is the size of the panicles. Those in summer and fall are not as large as those in spring but will be a darker color. To promote rebloom, fertilize in early spring when the ground has thawed and again after the initial spring bloom.

It performs best in organically rich, moist, neutral to slightly alkaline soils with good drainage and good air circulation. It should be planted in full sun and well-drained soil. As with other lilacs, it cannot tolerate soggy, wet conditions. 

Like nearly all lilacs, Bloomerang lilac requires a period of cold weather in order to bloom well. This is why lilacs are not typically suited to warmer climates. They will tolerate warm weather through zone 7 but will rebloom best in cooler summers or if sheltered from the afternoon heat.

 

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Bloomerang 'Dark Purple'
  • Bloomerang 'Dwarf Pink'
  • Bloomerang 'Dwarf Purple'
  • Bloomerang 'Pink Perfume'
Bloomerang 'Dark Purple', Bloomerang 'Dwarf Pink', Bloomerang 'Dwarf Purple', Bloomerang 'Pink Perfume'
Tags:
#hummingbirds#arching#sun#showy flowers#deciduous#fragrant flowers#small spaces#perennial#easy to grow#purple flowers#pink flowers#partial sun#deciduous shrub#cut flowers#colorful#spring flowers#fall interest#dwarf#moist soil#mounding#well-drained soil#neutral ph#summer flowers#long bloom time#rich soil#cold hardy#alkaline soil tolerant#pollinator plant#urban conditions tolerant#compact#remontant#ppaf#butterfly friendly
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Bloomerang 'Dark Purple'
  • Bloomerang 'Dwarf Pink'
  • Bloomerang 'Dwarf Purple'
  • Bloomerang 'Pink Perfume'
Bloomerang 'Dark Purple', Bloomerang 'Dwarf Pink', Bloomerang 'Dwarf Purple', Bloomerang 'Pink Perfume'
Tags:
#hummingbirds#arching#sun#showy flowers#deciduous#fragrant flowers#small spaces#perennial#easy to grow#purple flowers#pink flowers#partial sun#deciduous shrub#cut flowers#colorful#spring flowers#fall interest#dwarf#moist soil#mounding#well-drained soil#neutral ph#summer flowers#long bloom time#rich soil#cold hardy#alkaline soil tolerant#pollinator plant#urban conditions tolerant#compact#remontant#ppaf#butterfly friendly
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Syringa
    Family:
    Oleaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Attracts Pollinators
    Colorful
    Easy to Grow
    Fragrance
    Screening
    Dimensions:
    Height: 4 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 4 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Dense
    Mounding
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Soil pH:
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4b, 4a, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7b, 7a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Good Cut
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Cross
    Trumpet
    Tubular
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Fragrant purple-pink flowers arranged in dense, terminal clusters
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Insignificant
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Patio
    Recreational Play Area
    Small Space
    Walkways
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Cottage Garden
    Cutting Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Mass Planting
    Screen/Privacy
    Small groups
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Urban Conditions