UPDATE: We moved away from this home before the spring bloom.
} Jun 14, Take cuttings of lilac bushes from tender new growth in late spring or early summer. Mature growth is less likely to root.
Take several cuttings to increase your chance of success. Take cuttings in the morning when the weather is cool and the plant is well-hydrated. Cut 4- to 6-inch lengths ( cm.) of tender, new treepruning.clubted Reading Time: 3 mins. Apr 02, How to Prune Lilac Bushes. When pruning lilacs, cutting back the tops of overgrown stems cutting lilac bushes to the ground oftentimes not enough.
It is generally better to cut the entire stem. Trimming lilacs is best accomplished using clippers. Remove spent blooms all the way to the stems to prevent seeding and encourage more blooms later on.
Cut back about a third of the treepruning.clubted Reading Time: 2 mins. Jun 26, Lilacs bloom on newer growth, so the blooms will be on the new younger branches growing out from older trunks. Therefore as the bush gets older and older and puts out more and more new branches, since it blooms better on those newer branches, gradually the blooms are all way up high and unreachable to gather for treepruning.clubted Reading Time: 4 mins.
Jul 08, If you can't stand the look of your old lilac or you just want a quicker approach, you can take the drastic measure of cutting back the entire plant to about 6 to 8 inches above the ground in the early spring.
Fertilize the plant with compost or a balanced fertilizer to prompt new treepruning.clubted Reading Time: 7 mins.
Jan 09, Cut back 1/3 of the older lilac canes or branches. The following year cut out the next 1/3 of the oldest branches then the final year cut back the last of the oldest branches. Doing this in 1/3’s will let you have blooms and still cut back the old worn out branches fully renovating the lilac.
Aug 27, The Lilac borer (or ash borer, a type of clearwing borer moth) tunnels into lilac branches. Signs include sawdust, sap and frass (excrement). Some plants tolerate this damage. Others experience dieback of branches and sometimes death of the entire plant. People are unlikely to notice them.
Lilacs can be planted in spring once the ground has thawed or in the fall before the ground freezes. In spring, lilacs are often shipped dormant in bare-root form. The plants are not dead, only"sleeping." Upon arrival, remove any packaging from the root system and soak the roots in.