Lilac Bushes
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Lily of the valley and lilac bush

Zone 49242 | distantsun added on June 21, 2019 | Answered

Hello, I am wondering if having lily of the valley under the lilac bush would rob the lilac bush of nutrients. Our bush has been blooming less and less with each passing year. This year, there were no blooms at all. Thank you for your thoughts.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on June 21, 2019

No, Lily of The Valley are an excellent underplanting for a Lilac.

There can be a few different reasons for a lack of blooms.
This article will help you access the shrub.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/lilac/lilac-bush-not-blooming.htm

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distantsun
Answered on June 22, 2019

Thank you so much for this article! There could definitwly be a couple of reasons. I will need to have the soil tested to rule out the nitrogen levels as problematic. Are there any home tests?

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