Lilac Bushes
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My Lilac tree and bush..

Zone 44646 | Anonymous added on February 4, 2020 | Answered

I live in Canton, Ohio. It is February. Is it ok to trim back my Lilac now, for them to flower this spring ??? Thank you

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on February 5, 2020

Unless you are planning to cut them to the ground for restorative pruning, this would not be a good time for a trim.

Lilacs bloom on old wood, which means the buds formed last season, so to prune now would cut off the blooms.

Wait to prune till right after the blooms fade for the year.

This article will give you more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/lilac/pruning-lilac-bushes-when-to-trim-lilac-bushes.htm

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