Apr 02, Most lilacs don’t require pruning until they reach about 6 to 8 feet ( m.) tall. The best time for pruning lilac bushes is right after their flowering has ceased. This allows new shoots plenty of time to develop the next season of blooms. Pruning lilacs too late can kill young developing buds. If you are pruning lilac trees or shrubs entirely to within inches of the ground, it is best to do so in early spring. Jul 08, When to Prune Lilac Bushes. Many of the newer lilac varieties grow quickly and might need pruning starting in their second or third year.
In general, by the time a stem reaches more than 2 inches in diameter, it should be pruned. If you are diligent with annual pruning of your lilac, the shrub will grow to about 8 feet tall with flowers throughout the branches.
As soon as the lilac bush's flowers are dead, trim each flower stem back to the leaves, removing all trace of the flowers. This step stops the lilac from using its energy to make seeds. Jun 19, Knowing when to trim older lilac bushes is important. Most lilacs don’t require pruning until they reach about 6 to 8 feet tall.
The best time for pruning older lilac bushes is right after their flowering has ceased.
This allows new shoots time to develop the next season of blooms. Pruning too late can kill young developing bushtrim.buzzted Reading Time: 3 mins. Jun 10, To prune your lilacs, start deadheading in early-to-late spring by cutting the flowers at their base just after they’ve reached their peak. You should also cut any flowers that are already dying so they don’t sap energy that could be used for new bushtrim.buzz: K.
Oct 06, While a little care is required to keep plants healthy and strong, getting too happy with the pruning shears early in the life of flowers like the lilac results in stunted or dead plants.
You should resist the temptation to prune or trim your lilac bush until it is at least 6 ft. tall, which typically occurs during the second or third year of growth.
Jun 09, Plant your lilac in a sunny spot that gets good air movement. Place it where you can enjoy its fragrance. Lilacs can be used as a hedge, in mass plantings or as a specimen plant.
They can serve as background plants in perennial and cutting gardens. Written by Tom Kalb, Extension Horticulturist, North Dakota State University.
Source: West, Todd. Jun 03, For lilacs that bloomed in May, for example, early June is an ideal time to trim. The new wood created after spring is where some of next year's flower buds form. If all the trimming happens in spring, the bush still has plenty of time to grow and produce the wood that will fuel next year's flowers.