Lilac Bushes

When and How Should I Trim My Lilac Bushes?


robertmy added on February 20, 2012 | Answered

Some say to trim it to two feet high and I'll have flowers in two years.


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Nikki
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Answered on February 21, 2012

I would not prune it back by more than 1/3 in any one year. Cutting it back further than that could harm the plant. This article should help with that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/lilac/pruning-lilac-bushes-when-to-trim-lilac-bushes.htm

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