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Q.Leggy Quince

Zone Zone 8 | Anonymous added on May 15, 2022 | Answered

Hi, I see the recommendation to cut leggy quince to the ground. This old fashioned plant was tucked into cedar trees that we removed. I wanted to double check before I cut it. Does the same theory apply to lilacs? Thank you.

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Answered on May 17, 2022

To rejuvenate lilacs you can cut them down, but it will delay blooming for three years. Instead, you can cut back about a third of the branches each year. Here is more:


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