Lilac Bushes
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Lilac Bush

Anonymous added on April 27, 2014 | Answered

I have a "Miss Kim" lilac that is about 5 or 6 years old. It is blooming profusely but does not have many leaves. It is planted close to the foundation of my house, so I was wondering about acidity. When I prune, I just snip off the blooms right at their base. What do I need to do to improve her appearance (i.e. more leaves)? I feed with Osmecote twice yearly and don't think I overwater. Thank you so much.

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Nikki
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Answered on April 27, 2014

The soil may be low on nitrogen. Nitrogen is responsible for growing foliage on plants. I would have the soil tested to see what it is lacking. In the meantime, composted manure is a good source of nitrogen.

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