Lilac Bushes

Trimming a New Lilac Bush

Anonymous added on July 4, 2012 | Answered

I've read here about trimming a lilac bush, but here's my question. . . I planted a 4-inch lilac bush into a pot for my patio this spring. It has grown beautifully and some of the stems are a foot long and blooming. The leaves on the stems are to the dirt line, and I assume this is because it is a bush and not a tree. To ensure a thicker stem and continued full growth with blooms, how do I properly trim this? I live in Savannah, GA.

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Answered on July 5, 2012

You can remove the lower branches to form a more tree-like shape.

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