Can I Grow a Lilac Bush in a Pot
Can I grow a lilac bush in a pot and what is the proper way to do so? I have a lilac bush in a pot, do not plan on staying in this location long enough to plant it outdoors. How can I grow it successfully in a pot and what are the steps to care for it in the winter months? Thank you!
Yes, you can definitely grow a lilac in a container. Depending on the current size and varieties' ultimate size, you should be able to obtain a suitable size pot. The only thing you should do to protect your plant for winter is to wrap the pot with some insulating material such as old quilts, sleeping bags, a huge plastic bag filled with Styrofoam peanuts or similar items. Remove the materials when danger of 15-20*F with wind low temperatures are over. If you are lucky enough to have a windbreak to shelter the plant, use it to keep damaging winds from drying it out in cold weather.