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Old 11-09-2022, 03:48 PM
 
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I live in the St. Louis metro area of Missouri.

Has anyone ever seen a lilac bush bloom twice in a year? I have a lilac bush, and for the 1st time ever (been in our house 19 years) I saw that our lilac bush has blooms on it again, in November.

The blooms aren't as pretty, and are kind of stunted and faded looking...but they're blooms alright. It's never happened before.
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Old 11-09-2022, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Rochester, WA
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I've seen a few trees and bushes get confused into a false spring.... Our dogwood tree sent out a few blooms this fall after the first rains. Just a few.
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Old 11-09-2022, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Tricity, PL
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Yours was definitely confused
But do lilac trees bloom more than once a year? Most do not, but the Bloomerang lilac tree blooms in spring, takes a pause in early summer, then blooms again from summer all the way to the first frost of the year.

https://www.thisoldhouse.com/gardeni...ng-lilac-trees
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Old 11-09-2022, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Anchorage
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I don't know what type of lilacs we have, and we are farther north then pretty much anyone on here, but ours have never bloomed twice in a year.
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Old 11-10-2022, 10:50 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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here in Sammamish, WA we went from a long summer directly to winter, skipping fall. In late October, when it was still in the 70s, the confused Rhododendrons planted along the main arterial near city hall have almost all bloomed.
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Old 11-10-2022, 12:13 PM
 
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Everything seems confused this year. We had Wisteria bloom in August and Crepe Myrtles are ready to open if this week end does not get a cold snap. Mother Nature is going through menopause!
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Old 11-10-2022, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Rhode Island
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Some flowering shrubs like azaleas are bred to bloom in Spring and Fall. I have an azalea re-blooming now in November.

As the other poster said the lilac might be a Boomerang variety.
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Old 11-10-2022, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Tricity, PL
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As the other poster said the lilac might be a Boomerang variety.

The crazy weather makes nature confused, but i doubt it's Bloomerang. His lilac didn't bloom twice in 19 years.

Read this:
https://restorelilacway.com/lilacs-r...-fall-weather/

This untimely bloom will not harm the plant, although there will be fewer flowers on the plant the following spring. Once fall blooms are observed, there is nothing that can be done to fix the issue. In future years, good care when there are stressful growing conditions will help reduce the chance of out-of-season bloom. This could include irrigating during periods of drought, managing severe disease or insect pests, and avoiding drastic pruning.

https://hortnews.extension.iastate.e...instead-spring
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Old 11-10-2022, 04:05 PM
 
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The crazy weather makes nature confused, but i doubt it's Bloomerang. His lilac didn't bloom twice in 19 years.

Read this:
https://restorelilacway.com/lilacs-r...-fall-weather/

This untimely bloom will not harm the plant, although there will be fewer flowers on the plant the following spring. Once fall blooms are observed, there is nothing that can be done to fix the issue. In future years, good care when there are stressful growing conditions will help reduce the chance of out-of-season bloom. This could include irrigating during periods of drought, managing severe disease or insect pests, and avoiding drastic pruning.

https://hortnews.extension.iastate.e...instead-spring
Ahhh! This is very informative to me. We've been experiencing drought conditions for most of the summer, and ALL the trees and shrubs in general, across the area, have been stressed. This explanation makes sense to me. Good to know.
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Old 11-11-2022, 02:05 AM
 
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Has your fall season been warmer than usual and stretches of at least 4 days? Have you had any frost yet?
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