pruning lilac bush - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by lorishaneck
September 25, 2010
when is the best time to prune a lilac bush? Also, when is the best time to plant a new lilac bush that has been rooted indoors?

Answer from NGA
September 25, 2010
You can plant your lilac in a protected place now or you can wait until next spring to plant it outdoors. Lilacs should be pruned immediately after they have finished flowering. They spend the summer months developing new growth and flower buds for next year's floral display. If you prune in the fall or the winter you'll prune off the potential flower buds and won't get flowers next year. Best wishes with your lilacs.

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