I planted several lilac root cuttings that were sent to me. They have been in the ground for years. They are only about a foot tall. What am I doing wrong? I adore lilacs. I just want to see them grow up a bit. They get some sun, but being in Texas, I fear the heat may be too much for them. I do not add fertilizer to them but do spray for pests when I see them. If I need to move them, what is the best way to do this? Please help me do the best thing for them. My mom had them sent to me, and I do not want to lose them.
Getting My Lilac to Grow
Where does your mom live? The traditional lilacs that most of us know in the North do not do well in Texas. I had one at this house when we moved in that was twelve feet tall and produced two flowers a season. I dug it up. They like a cold winter and cooler weather. A type of lilac called "French" does better here but can be hard to find. Here is a link for East Texas - you may find it helpful.