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Jul 08, The time to prune mature lilac plants is just after the flowers have faded in the spring. Lilacs set next season's flower buds almost immediately, so late pruning will mean sacrificing the next year's flowers.
1 Pruning early also gives new shoots more time and energy to develop, ensuring plenty of blooms for the following spring.
Apr 23, HOW TO PRUNE A LILLAC BUSH IN SPRING! Ever wondering what time of year to trim your Lillac bush? OR do you think your Lillac bush looks overgrown? Then this. Apr 02, How to Prune Lilac Bushes.
When pruning lilacs, cutting back the tops of overgrown stems is oftentimes not enough.
Once rejuvenated, pruning should be a regular part of the maintenance program for lilacs.
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 branches.
Miss Kim and Bloomerang Dwarf Lilac reblooming.
Apr 27, When pruning this way cut out any dead or weak canes, then cut out 2/3rds of the suckers or shoots coming up at the base, leave 1/3 for future blooming stems. You can actually dig the suckers up and pot them to make more lilacs if you wish, they actually mature faster than taking cuttings and rooting bushcleanup.bars: Jun 09, When to Prune Lilacs With any type of lilac, you should only prune branches right after the flowers fade to enjoy maximum spring color the next year.
New lilac buds from on old wood. So if you start snipping in summer, fall or in spring before they bloom, you’ll cut off the forming buds and the plant will not bloom.