blooming lilac - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by nurselolli2
April 5, 2007
can you transplant a lilac that is in bud (not blooming yet)?

Answer from NGA
April 5, 2007
It would be risky to transplant a lilac before it blooms. Transplanting can cause enough stress to your shrub that it might drop the unopened buds and you'd miss the spectacular display. Why not wait a few weeks? After the flowers are spent you can safely transplant your lilac.

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