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