lilac bush - Knowledgebase Question

Bloomington, Il
Question by fluffy7757
May 15, 2010
when buying a new lilac bush do I want one with one thick stem in the pot or multiple stems in one pot

Answer from NGA
May 15, 2010


Lilacs tend to colonize an area by sending up lots of upright growths from the stems. If you want a thick hedge type shrub, multiple stems are fine. If you want a single lilac shrub with a single stem, choose that one. You'll no doubt get lots of upright stems emerging from the roots as your lilac grows. If you don't like them, prune them off. If you don't mind them, leave them alone and your lilac will expand in width and girth. Hope this sheds some light on the subject.

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