Lilac Pruning And Deadheading Old Blooms? - Knowledgebase Question

Newark, DE
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Question by nesler
May 18, 2001
Yearly I cut back and prune my lilac bush and remove old and pencil thin suckers. Someone told me I should also be pinching or deadheading this years dead blossoms. Is this true? My lilac had a tremendous bloom this year and would be rather impossible as it is 8-9 feet tall and 4 feet wide.
Thanks for your response.

Answer from NGA
May 18, 2001
In my personal opinion, it is not worth the effort to deadhead the lilac blooms and as long as you are satisfied with your plant's performance and as long as the temporary messy look of old blooms doesn't bother you, I wouldn't worry about it. Your lilac sounds wonderful!

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