No Lilacs On Lilac Bush - Knowledgebase Question

Dingmans Ferry, PA
Question by dingmangin
May 22, 2001
I PLANTED A LILAC BUSH 3 YEARS AGO EACH YEAR I
GET LOTS OF GREEN LEAVES BUT NO BLOOMS, LILACS
GROW WILD IN THE WOODS & FOREST HERE, WHAT CAN
I DO TO GET BLOOMS, THESE ARE MY FAVORITE FLOWERS AND WOULD REALLY LOVE TO HAVE THEM IN
MY GARDEN. I GAVE THEM SOME LIME AT THE BEGINNING OF SPRING AND IN THE FALL I WATER IT
DEEP. THANK YOU FOR ANY INFORMATION YOU CAN GIVE ME VIRGINIA TROY


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Answer from NGA
May 22, 2001

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The most common reasons for lack of bloom are too little sunlight (lilacs like full sun all day long) and improperly timed pruning. Lilacs should only be pruned in spring right after their bloom season because they bloom on old wood, meaning late summer, fall, winter or early spring pruning would remove flower buds. Finally, some varieties of lilac such as the Persian lilac and Miss Kim normally take a number of years to come into bloom. Perhaps you have one of these.

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