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Nov 27, If a lilac bush has become extremely overgrown, plan on cutting back the plant over a period of three years. Each year after the flowers have bloomed and died, prune one-third of the lilac. Begin by cutting off the oldest branches first. A severely overgrown bush may also be pruned down to Estimated Reading Time: 4 mins. Jun 02, The best time of year to prune lilac bushes is in the spring just after the blooms fade. Lilac bushes produce flower buds for the next season shortly after they’re done with the current year’s blooms.
So don’t wait too long or you’ll be cutting off next year’s flowers! If your lilac plant is young, you may not need to prune at bushpruning.clubs: 2. Timing is the Decisive Factor in Pruning Lilacs. If you want to have your blooms next year, it is crucial to prune in those first few weeks after blooming ends.
Ideally, this is when you would do maintenance pruning each year. But I get so lazy busy, I end up with a ten foot bush with ten blooms on bushpruning.clubg: Tacoma WA. Oct 26, The only thing most of them agreed on is that if you do cut back a lilac, you shouldn’t expect flowers for quite awhile, perhaps 2 – 3 years.
I have no idea whether we’ve done right by the lilac or not. We’ll just have to wait till spring and see what bushpruning.clubg: Tacoma WA. 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 bushpruning.clubg: Tacoma WA.
Trimming doesn’t last very long. We had planned to have the tree removed, but unfortunately my father-in-law was diagnosed with rectal cancer and all of our house projects got put on hold. New. Project Location: Tacoma, WA Date: 07/07/ Tree or Shrub: Trees. Jan 08, 2. Look at this older cut. This is how the plant should look in a few months.
Notice how two stems have grown on two sides of the cut that was made. If you want to"shape" your bush to grow outward, just prune the inside growth. Do the opposite if you want a tighter bushpruning.clubg: Tacoma WA.