Lilac Bushes
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Young lilac bush

Zone Darby, Montana 59829 | Nancy Snavely added on May 24, 2017 | Answered

I have a young lilac bush that is about 1 foot tall. This is its 3rd spring. It is spindly on the top and has a loyal of foliage (no flowers) on theach bottom pga the plant. What is the best way to prune it to encourage healthy growth?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on May 27, 2017

It looks like your Lilac is growing out from the roots or root stock.

If this is a grafted Lilac, the shrub growing from the root stock may be another variety then you planted.

Make sure you have selected a planting area with well draining soil and full sun.

This article will help you.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/lilac/lilac-care-growing-and-planting-lilac-bush-plants.htm

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