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This is probably the graft.





Knowing the answer to this commonly asked doubt is very necessary for the maintenance of these plants.



Jul 14, A couple strong suckers can be retained to replace main branches, but all weaker suckers should be cut at the soil line so that they don’t steal away nutrients. Finally, there are a few of rules of thumb to follow when pruning lilacs: Trim mature lilac bushes Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins.

May 19, Older shrubs that have outgrown their space can be pruned hard in winter, when they are dormant. This diminishes the year's bloom, but a crowded shrub may not be blooming well anyway. Drastic pruning should be done in stages, taking away some of the old stems over several winters. Remove only 1/4 to 1/3 of the largest stems per year. Jan 09, If the lilac is not grafted you can cut the entire plant off at the ground but don’t expect any blooms for a couple years.

Pruning to the ground is the most drastic method but it does work. Less intense renovation prune You can also do a renovation prune over a 3 year period. General Lilac Care.

For old, poorly cared for plants that have become tangled masses of suckers, prune the bushes after bloom to rejuvenate them. A fertilizer for lilac bushes can be applied in early spring but a better way to reinvigorate these tired old plants is by pruning out 1/3 of the old canes for three successive seasons.

Nov 11, Bushes that flower in the summer bloom on growth from the current growing season. These bushes should not be pruned in the summer before blooming, as this would remove the buds that are about to.





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