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Bloomerang Dark Purple Lilac Shrubs for Sale Online
Bloomerang Dark Purple Lilac shrub is big, bold, and beautiful reblooming lilac. Enjoy its aromatic foliage and lilac blooms from spring to fall. Lilac Syringa first blooms in the spring and then reblooms in mid-summer through fall. Bloomerang Dark Purple Lilacs are bigger than the traditional Lilac and have more fragrant flowers.
This rounded deciduous shrub grows best in full sun and well-drained soil. Avoid overwatering this fast-growing plant; it is not a fan of soggy soil. Although Bloomerang Dark Purple Lilac grows in USDA zones 3-7, it thrives best in zone 3. Nature lovers will enjoy its butterfly attracting qualities and added fragrance to gardens from spring to frost.
Bloomerang Dark Purple Lilac has the ability to reach 6 feet tall when planted with the right care. Find a space for this Proven Winners plant in any landscape border, container, or garden hedge. This variation of the original Bloomerang looks excellent when planted in mass or used as a specimen tree in any garden. Bloomerang Dark Purple Lilac is guaranteed to add beauty and fragrance to your outdoor space for years to come!
|Mature Height:||4 to 6 Feet|
|Mature Width:||4 to 6 Feet|
|Classification:||Broad leaved deciduous shrub, re-blooming|
|Habit:||Upright, rounded habit|
|Flower Color:||Purple, very floriferous|
|Pruning Season:||No pruning needed|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established|
|Uses:||Tolerates moist soil and full sun. Full sun brings out the best flowering. Will adapt to drier sites.|
How to Care for Bloomerang® Dark Purple Lilac
Be sure to read our planting instructions to ensure a healthy and happy plant for years to come!
How do I water Lilac Bloomerang Dark Purple Shrubs?
After back filling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost give the Lilac Bloomerang Dark Purple a good deep watering. This is not to be rushed. Most of the water you put on the plant at first will run away from the plant until the soil is soaked. A general rule of thumb is to count to 5 for every one gallon of pot size. For example, a one gallon pot would be watered until you count to 5; a three gallon pot would be 15; and so on. Check the plant daily for the first week or so and then every other day there after. Water using the counting method for the first few weeks. Gator Bags are a good investment that will help minimize the watering chore.
How do I mulch Lilac Bloomerang Dark Purple Shrubs?
We highly recommend that you mulch your Lilac Bloomerang Dark Purple Shrubs with either a ground hardwood mulch or a ground cypress mulch depending on your local availability. Any type of mulch will do, but cypress or hardwood mulch will be of a higher quality and provide better nutrition overall as they break down. Mulching helps to keep weeds away that will compete with your new investment for water and nutrients. A 2 to 3-inch layer of mulch is sufficient, but avoid covering any part of the stem of the plant with mulch. It's better to leave a one-inch gap of space between the mulch and the stem or trunk of the plant.
How do I plant Lilac Syringa?
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Lilac Bloomerang Dark Purple Shrubs that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system, but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely too much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Lilac Bloomerang Dark Purple Shrubs to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant too deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole.
How do I fertilize Lilac Bloomerang Dark Purple Shrubs?
Lilac Bloomerang Dark Purple Shrubs grow best if they are fertilized lightly in the spring once frost has passed with a well-balanced, extended-release, fertilizer such as Espoma Tree-tone. Fertilize Lilac Bloomerang Dark Purple again 6 to 8 weeks later to encourage denser foliage or faster growth of young trees. We recommend Bio-Tone fertilizer when planting. Either chemical fertilizers or organic matter can be used successfully with Lilac Bloomerang Dark Purple. Since an organic method of applying manure and/or compost around the roots, produces excellent results and also improves the condition of the soil, this would be an excellent first line of attack. Organic additions to the soil can also be combined with a shot of chemical fertilizer for maximum effect. If chemical fertilizers are used on your Lilac Bloomerang Dark Purple, applying a slow-release, balanced fertilizer once a year is probably the simplest solution.