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Leland NC
Oct 6, 2017 7:18 PM CST
Hi, I'm new to this forum but I am looking for any and all help at this point. My mom gave me 2 babies off of a French lilac bush was planted by my great great great great grandmother in Michigan. Now I live in coastal North Carolina. How on earth am I not going to kill these plants!?
Name: Carol H. Sandt
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Oct 6, 2017 7:37 PM CST
Lilacs are tough plants. They do seem to need cold weather to bloom well but I would be surprised if they could not live in coastal NC.
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Oct 6, 2017 8:56 PM CST
My mom had lilac bushes as hedges in Southern California. I only ever saw a couple of blooms once, but the plants thrived.
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