lilac bush

missobliviousMay 13, 2014

I have a huge lilac bush growing in my front landscape that was planted by the previous home owner. It is blocking one of the windows on the front of our house. I want to prune it back considerably but I'm concerned of what it will look like if I do. I don't want a bush of sticks when everything else is greening up and in bloom. If I prune it, will I get new growth, or will it look naked until next spring? I plan on possibly moving it in the future. Thanks!

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Lilacs need to be thinned---remove at the base up to 1/3rd of the largest stalks/stems---New foliage will sprout up and fill in area--repeat this yearly until shrub is under control---easiliest done in winter when bare but at the expense of spring blooms---can go ahead and do it now.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2014 at 1:55AM
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