Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionBloomerang® Purpink™ lilac (or Syringa) is a controversial shrub for all the right reasons: we can't agree on whether it's purple, pink, or a little bit of both! No matter the color, it produces boatloads of flowers as one of the most prolifically blooming lilacs on the market. Hundreds of sweetly scented flowers bloom in spring and then repeat the display midsummer through fall for an extended four-month-long encore performance. It packs all this power into a compact habit, only reaching 3-5 feet tall at maturity, making it the perfect addition to border gardens or containers.
The Bloomerang® series of lilacs from Proven Winners ColorChoice Shrubs were selected for their compact habit and incredibly long bloom time. These lilacs have their strongest flush of flowers in late spring, and after a short break, they continue to sporadically bloom midsummer through fall. Enjoy their floriferous performance without worry, as they're rarely bothered by deer or disease, making them stress-free. Between the highly fragrant flowers and easy-growing nature, we're sure you (and the pollinators) will be amazed with Bloomerang® lilacs - year after year. DetailsBotanical name:Syringa x pubescens 'SMNSPTP' Patent #: USPPAF Common name: Lilac Zone: 3-7 Sun exposure: Sun (6+ Hours) Height x width: 3-5' x 2-3' Flower color: Pink and purple Foliage color: Green Season of Interest: Spring-fall Bloom time: Spring, summer, fall Features: Space savers, proven winners, heat tolerant, fragrant, deer resistant, container plants, cold tolerant Uses: Accent, border, container gardening, cottage gardening, pollinator garden, foundation planting, massing, specimen.How To GrowSoil: Average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Light: Tolerates filtered sunlight but prefers full sun. Water: Average. It can adapt to dry or moist conditions but cannot tolerate standing water or soggy soils. Spacing: 3ft Fertilizing: Fertilize at planting time or in early spring once the ground is thawed and once more in late spring after it finishes its first bloom. Winterizing: Appreciates a winter mulch in the northern parts of its growing range. Bloomerang lilac needs a season of cold weather to bloom well; they thrive in climates as cold as USDA zone 3. Maintenance & Pruning: If you want to prune, do so immediately after its spring bloom. Never cut back in fall, winter, or early spring as doing so will remove spring flower buds.