Lilac Bushes
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can i cut overgrown lilacs now in Iowa?

Zone 50208 | patnascar8 added on October 6, 2019 | Answered

15 foot tall with smaller shoots -- want to cut large wood out

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BushDoctor
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Answered on October 8, 2019

It is best to cut them right after flowering. Just don't wait too late, when the new flowering buds are developing. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/lilac/pruning-lilac-bushes-when-to-trim-lilac-bushes.htm

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