Bloomerang Lilac in a Litchfield County Landscape

I like to trail a lot of the plants we are thinking of using before adding them to our clients landscapes.  One plant we are trying this year is the Bloomerang Lilac, a newer reblooming variety.  So far, the plant is doing well since planting it earlier this year at my house in New Milford, an accomplishment considering the hottest July on record.  Although I planted the lilac after what would be the typical bloom for most lilacs, my Bloomerang started flowering the beginning of August and the plant has been in flower for a couple of weeks now.  What I have noticed with this late summer rebloom is that the flowers are small yet fragrant.  Although it is exciting to have a lilac flowering in late summer, something a little disappointing is the amount of flowers.  I’m hoping the typical spring blooms are more abundant than the flowers that come with rebloom which are a little sparse.  Something I also noticed is unlike most reblooming plants that send out intermittant flowers after initial bloom, this lilac seems to take a break and then go into full bloom again.   I wouldn’t say it is a heavy flowerer.  I cant’ wait to compare next years spring bloom with this current late summer bloom. If Syringa ‘Bloomerang’ survives a Litchfield County winter and blooms heavier in the spring that it does in the late summer, I would say it is a definite keeper but only time will tell.

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Richard Schipul
Richard Schipul

For the last 30 years, I have owned the landscape company Designing Eden LLC based in New Milford, CT. We offer landscape designs, landscape installations and garden maintenance services in Fairfield and Litchfield County Connecticut. I am currently the only Nationally Certified Landscape Designer in Litchfield County and sit on the board of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers and Mad Gardeners.

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