Lilac Bushes

Lilac Bushes


stevesloan added on March 7, 2016 | Answered

They sell lilac bushes at Walmart. The package says 1 root. Is that what I want in order to plant a hedge of lilacs?


Share this Question:
Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Check here if you would like to receive notifications every time this question is answered.
You are subscribed to receive notifications whenever this question is answered.
ANSWERS
Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on March 8, 2016

This is a bare root Lilac shrub.

Bare roots are an economical way to get shrubs started, especially for growing a hedge.

Plant each Lilac shrub about 5 feet apart for a hedge.

Lilacs need time to grow and settle into their new plantings. It may take 3 to 6 years to see blooms.

Soak the bare roots in a bucket of water prior to planting. Dig the hole plenty wide to so the roots can be spread out.
Water your new plantings well and then every few days for the first month or so. Do not overwater and watch the leaves for signs of wilting in dry weather the first year.
Mulching will help with moisture levels.
Make sure the Lilac's will receive at least 6 hours of sunlight.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/lilac/lilac-care-growing-and-planting-lilac-bush-plants.htm

Was this answer useful?
00
Looking for more?
Here are more questions about Lilac Bushes

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

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