Apr 02, 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 stumpdrop.clubted Reading Time: 2 mins. Jul 08, 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 stumpdrop.clubted Reading Time: 7 mins.
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 stumpdrop.clubted Reading Time: 3 mins. May 13, Prune right after the first flowering and again in late August after the last flush has faded.
Cut off about 2/3 of the plant’s height or to just above the bottom two sets of leaves on each stem. Take care not to cut into the woody part of the plant which can cause damage. It is best to remove the seed pods before they harden-the sooner after the bloom petals drop, the better, and the faster the plant will come back into bloom. You may need to purchase a branch trimmer to get to the top blooms. This is why you cut the tree down every year so it does not get too tall and you can remove the seed stumpdrop.clubted Reading Time: 3 mins.
Jun 10, To prune lilacs, get to work in the spring: cut fresh flowers for bouquets, nip off the longest stems, and thin out any weak stems at the base. Avoid pruning late in the summer or fall since doing so can limit future growth. Part 1 Doing an Annual PruningViews: K.