What are the correct procedures when removing lilac bushes from pot into ground?
Transferring Lilac Bushes From Pots
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Most transplanting takes place in spring or fall (preferably fall). If you ensure that the plant has adequate growing conditions in its new location, you'll have a greater chance of success. Remove the plant from its pot and place in a hole of about the same size. To reduce shock, trimming may help. Here is an article or two that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/learn-how-to-avoid-and-repair-transplant-shock-in-plants.htm