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Q.Leggy Lilac Tree Savable?

Zone glen ridge new jersey 07028 zone 7 | cardou added on March 14, 2020 | Answered

We have an old lilac tree that has gotten extremely leggy. Is it possible for it to regenerate to be fuller? If so, do I need to prune it all the way back?

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Answered on March 16, 2020

Cutting back, completely, is one common method of regenerative pruning. It can be dealt with using a less severe pruning method, usually.

This article will help you to know when and how to prune: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/lilac/pruning-lilac-bushes-when-to-trim-lilac-bushes.htm

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