Lilac Bushes
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Lilac Bush Growth

Anonymous added on April 1, 2011 | Answered

We recently moved to a new house that has a lilac bush in the front yard; however, it is very thin looking and the flowers on it are very small. It is rather large though, standing about 7 feet tall and about 5 feet wide. Is there something that I can do to encourage stronger growth and flowers (it looks like it could use some steroids)?

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Nikki
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Answered on April 2, 2011

It may need some rejuvenation pruning. I would cut it back by 1/3 to a half. Also, give it some phosphorus heavy fertilizer. This will help with the blooms.

This article will help with pruning:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/lilac/pruning-lilac-bushes-when-to-trim-lilac-bushes.htm

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