University Park, MD
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|Answer from NGA
April 11, 2006
|Lilacs are very easy to grow and Little Miss Kim is no exception. Your new plant will reach 6-8' in both height and width without pruning, but you can keep it at 4' tall and wide with annual pruning. Lilacs bloom best when they experience a prolonged winter chill (not a problem in your gardening region) and they bloom on the tips of branches. It's important to prune immediately after the flowers fade so your lilac will have all summer to develop new stems and flower buds for the following season's flower display. Lilacs prefer an neutral to slightly alkaline soil but they are quite adaptable so don't worry about soil pH unless your shrub begins to develop pale foliage. Enjoy your new lilac!
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