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Apr 02, When to Trim Lilac Bushes. Knowing when to trim lilac bushes is important. Most lilacs don’t require pruning until they reach about 6 to 8 feet ( m.) tall. The best time for pruning lilac bushes is right after their flowering has ceased.

This allows new shoots plenty of time to develop the next season of blooms. Pruning lilacs too late can kill young developing buds. Jul 08, If you can't stand the look of your old lilac or you just want a quicker approach, you can take the drastic measure of cutting back the entire plant to about 6 to 8 inches above the ground in the early spring.

Shrub lilacs and bush lilacs are short and compact. Tree lilacs can grow up to 25 feet ( m.) high and have a tree-like appearance, but their many stems tend to get them classified as bushes. They are not technically trees, but they get big. Jun 19, The best time for pruning older lilac bushes is right after their flowering has ceased. This allows new shoots time to develop the next season of blooms. Pruning too late can kill young developing bushlop.buzzted Reading Time: 3 mins.

Jun 26, You may think ” Oh, I will just get a new bush and start over.” But you can have a “new” bush from the ashes of the old one. It will rise like a Phoenix, for real. No, don’t burn it! My experience with cutting lilac way back is, they grow year 1, bloom year 2. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t have blooms the first year.

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