pruning a lilac bush - Knowledgebase Question

merrimcak, Ne
Question by undergroundb
May 7, 2010
when is the best time to prune and how much can be is a small white lilac...the other a bigger

Answer from NGA
May 7, 2010


Prune your lilacs after the flowers fade. You can prune your lilacs back as much as one-third without harm but taking the stems back by just a few inches is also acceptible. Lilacs spend the summer months developing new stems and leaves - and making flower buds for next year's floral display. That's why it's important to prune them immediately after flowering - to give them lots of time to develop new growth. Enjoy your lilacs!

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