What's your question? Ask

Lilac Bushes

Q.How To Make Lilac Bloom

Zone Inverary Ontario Canada | mmmelo_1999 added on May 29, 2020 | Answered

Lilac bush under shag bark hickory has never bloomed in the 2 years I have lived in this house. All other lilacs are open now. They received a lot of light as the trees are just starting to fill in with leaves. What should I do to make it bloom?

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on June 2, 2020

You will need to get it away from the Hickory Tree. Hickory, like Walnut, produce Juglone. This will inhibit plant growth, and act as an herbicide, even though it isn't near as much of a problem as the Walnut. This is likely the cause of the problem with flowering.

Here are some articles for more information:





Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Lilac Bushes
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert