Lilac Bushes

Pruning Lilacs

Anonymous added on November 8, 2010 | Answered

When is the best time to prune a lilac bush? I planted a bush last spring that is about 2 feet tall. Should I prune it back some now (Nov in SC) to encourage blooms?

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Answered on November 11, 2010

You want to wait until right after it blooms to prune. Pruning now will cut away some of the growth that the blooms will flower on, which means that there will be fewer flowers.

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