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Old 05-09-2022, 05:32 PM
 
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Thanks,
I searched a little bit and looks this is the same family but this particular variety may be called "Bloomerang"?
Is there a way we can verify?
What makes you think it's a Bloomerang? Not saying that it isn't, but there are hundreds of lilac (syringia) varieties. I don't think it's possible to "verify" anything based on the photo. Check it again in the fall and see if it's blooming again; then you'll have a pretty good idea if it's a Bloomerang or not.

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Old 05-10-2022, 04:27 PM
 
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By the way, syringia is the genus, not the family. All lilacs are in the olive family, and the plant in the photo is a lilac. The main difference between the Bloomerang variety and other lilac varieties is that Bloomerang blooms again in late summer/autumn, while other varieties only bloom in spring.

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Old 05-10-2022, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Canada
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I'm with Metlakatla on this. It's certainly a lilac but I think it's probably a feral or volunteer common lilac (Syringa vulgaris) that hasn't been getting cultivated and properly looked after by anyone. There's over a thousand varieties of lilacs and many of them can go feral and spread across distances by underground runners and form into thickets or groves.

The one pictured looks to be too big and shaggy and spread out to be a Bloomerang lilac. Bloomerangs are hybrids bred to be tidy and compact, typically small and only reaching about 4 feet high and 4 feet across at full maturity. Maybe 5 to 6 feet high tops for a very old one, but Bloomerangs have only been around since 2009 or thereabouts, so the ones that exist aren't even a little bit old yet and haven't stood the test of time. But you will find out if it's a Bloomerang in late summer and autumn if it blooms again.

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Old 05-11-2022, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Could be a "Miss Kim" lilac - low growing, very bushy, not too good for cutting.
But the scent is heavenly lilac
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Old 07-23-2022, 01:47 PM
 
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Looks like "Privet" to me.
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Old 07-23-2022, 02:06 PM
 
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Not a viburnum -- of any variety I've seen and we have a few. Nothing like my neighbor's privet. It looks a lot like the olive bushes I used to see around Tucson.
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