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Dec 10, Cut one or two of the lilac's oldest stems back to the base of the plant if the shrub is several years old and becoming bare or scraggly looking at the. Late spring: Cut the tallest canes to the ground. Thin out excess suckers. Shorten any remaining cane to allow it room to grow un-cut the rest of the summer. Below, left: In year three the dwarf lilac blooms well and is the right size for this bed. Below, right: A few weeks after it blooms, we cut out the tallest canes and thin the rest.

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 treemulch.pwted Reading Time: 2 mins. Prune these spring flowering shrubs soon after they have bloomed.

Top prune the plant to improve the shape and reduce its size but, be careful not to remove more than 30% of the top growth. Some summer pruning can also be done on particularly vigorous plants but, not after mid-July. As the plant matures, some “renewal pruning” should be done. Jun 30, 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.

Fertilize the plant with compost or a balanced fertilizer to prompt new treemulch.pwted Reading Time: 6 mins. Timing is the Decisive Factor in Pruning Lilacs.





If you want to have your blooms next year, it is crucial to prune in those first few weeks after blooming ends. Ideally, this is when you would do maintenance pruning each year. But I get so lazy busy, I end up with a ten foot bush with ten blooms on top.





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