transplanting liliacs - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by dnsgranata1
May 7, 2010
When can you transplant a liliac bush and how?

Answer from NGA
May 7, 2010
If you avoid the heat of summer and the frozen soils of winter, you can transplant most any time. I'd replant in the spring after it has finished flowering or in the fall when temperatures are cooler and rainfall abundant. Lilacs grow best in full sunshine and they'll flower best in full sun, too. Lilacs produce flower buds during the summer months which they open the following spring so don't prune your lilacs from mid-summer on so you don't accidentally cut off potential flower buds. After transplanting your shrubs be sure to water them well to help settle the soil and continue watering once each week until fall rains can take over for you. Best wishes with your landscape!

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