flower at different times of the season. By using different specie lilacs
and dwarf lilacs it is possible to extend your flowering time over a 6-8
week period and some lilacs do repeat bloom making it a more diversified
lilac season. Many new dwarf lilacs have come out over the past few years
that do repeat bloom. Please note that no lilac can continuously bloom.
The lilacs that do rebloom need to have all new growth pruned back by 2/3
after flowers have faded and then will will begin a new growth cycle usually
within 2 weeks. The lilacs that do rebloom have the capability to produce
flowers on new growth and not only on old growth as all the other lilacs.
Thus within a 7-9 week period depending on heat you can have more flowers.
The second bloom time is almost as profuse as the first and successive
blooms will be more sparse over the summer and fall.
will usually flower for a period of 2 weeks from flower bud color and until
they fade. A cooler spring will make them last longer. Cooler sunnier springs
means a better fragrance of the plants and warm rainy springs usually does
the adverse affect. Soil types will also affect fragrance and color. Lilacs
are like wines. It all depends on climatic areas for colors and fragrances.
if more sparse its wonderful to see some bloom in late August and even
in Late October.
lilacs will bloom at different times in the spring depending where you
are there is no way to specifically say mid May for early lilacs as an
example. In our section of Parks and Collections there will be a reference
to when that specific collection is in flower. There will also be a reference
to different cities or countries when available. If you have a collection
or would even just like to be on our map for flower times just contact
at the email below and let us know when your specific lilacs usually flower.
oblata and all its forms
oblata and dilatata
Mid Season Bloom Within 7-10 days after early bloom