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When done correctly, deadheading can be a part of the pruning process for years.

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, Start by taking out the thickest stems first. Although you'll be losing some flowers for the current year, pruning overgrown lilacs is easiest early in the spring before the branches leaf out. After three consecutive years of pruning your overgrown lilac in this way, new shoots should comprise the bulk of the plant.

Oct 06, 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 29410 Hanahan SC of growth.

At this point, there will be enough excess stems and blooms for optimal shrubnotch.buzzted Reading Time: 6 mins. Prune In Late Spring: You must have observed that the lilac bushes bloom only on old growth. Prune them right after they have finished blooming, and before Estimated Reading Time: 4 mins. Took 8 yrs. from pot to ground.

Getting to wide & tall for my patio area. Afraid if I trim it back this fall, it will take another 8 years to flower. Only place I can have it planted. Townhouse/Small patio. Lilacs set the next seasons blooms right after flowering so the timing of pruning is important. 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 buds.