Lilac Bushes
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buying a lilac tree as a memorial. We are in zone 7 – long island NY. If plant is received dormant in January can it be planted

Zone medford ny 11763 | Anonymous added on December 22, 2019 | Answered

in January? Can it be stored in shipping pot until spring? Company purchasing from is closed for the weekend.

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on December 23, 2019

You should definitely wait until spring to plant. If it is dormant I would keep it in the garage or some cool place it won't freeze. Water sparingly, about once a month, till spring.
These two articles will help:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/lilac/growing-lilac-in-pots.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/lilac/lilac-care-growing-and-planting-lilac-bush-plants.htm

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