What is the best time to prune back large bushes and lilacs?
Preparing for Fall
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Lilac's are best pruned in the spring, following their bloom period.
Pruning of most shrubs will depend on if they form flowers on old or new wood.
It is best to research the information on each plant type specifically.
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Here is a link about Lilac pruning.