Q.Planting Lilac Bushes
Can you plant lilac bushes in Chino Valley, Arizona? If so, when?
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Yes, you can. They actually enjoy warm climates. In your zone, I would recommend planting in fall, though spring planting will be fine as long as you make sure it's well watered. You may also consider growing it in a container, which can be moved to a cooler location, should extreme temps become an issue. Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/lilac/lilac-care-growing-and-planting-lilac-bush-plants.htm