One of the things you’ll do regularly is prune it. Spring is also a good time but avoid periods of freezing weather. The flowers will then be higher and smaller but more numerous. Fertilizing should be done in the early spring. You can grow them in containers as well, before transporting them to your yard. Lilacs display their beauty for several weeks in the late spring and early summer months. This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. The best gardeners are the ones who are not afraid to edit their gardens when necessary! The blooms of a lilac tree may well be affected by pests or disease so if you feel your plant is not flowering as abundantly as it should, look out for the following: Lilac trees, like many spring-flowering trees and shrubs, bloom on the previous year’s growth. To facilitate rapid healing of cut surfaces, prune these in late summer or early autumn instead. Renovate deciduous shrubs between autumn and spring, usually between November and March. In year two thin out new shoots if excessive, and cut back or shorten the remaining older branches. The best way to renovate lilac is to cut back the main stems to within 30-60cm of the ground in winter. Lilacs can be planted as either a tree or a shrub--both are equally astounding in color, hardy and long lasting. Blossoms appear for almost 2 weeks, primarily during May, and come in 7 different colors. It is worth trying to propagate older shrubs or plants of sentimental value before heavy pruning in case they do not recover. In winter, prune weak branches back to their base, remove suckers and thin out older branches. times, RHS Registered Charity no. Cut flowers with as much branch as you want—just not more than a third of its total length. Over time, if shrubs have not been regularly pruned, they can become overcrowded, and less productive. We are dealing with orders as quickly as we can and will be in touch about delivery if you already have an order with us. Water well to provide moisture and settle the soil down. 2005-08-01. It forms a shrub 12 feet high by 8 feet wide. Caring for Lilac Bushes. To prune a lilac tree does’nt have to be difficult or complicated, but you do need to do it correctly. Regrow on a shrub that has had hard, renovation pruning. The Japanese lilac is a deciduous, tree-form lilac. Can 'ordinary' lilac grow this large or was I looking at a multi branched tree lilac. Syringa vulgaris (lilac or common lilac) is a species of flowering plant in the olive family Oleaceae, native to the Balkan Peninsula, where it grows on rocky hills. Not only does this help control the shape of the tree, but it also conserves strength that would be expended making seed. 84 57 6. Ranging in size from a compact shrub to a larger feature plant, all with their own fantastic colours and scents, lilacs are an easy to grow shrub for every garden! Lilac Olive Crop Purple. WHEN AND HOW TO PLANT A LILAC TREE / BUSH Choose a position which has sun for more than half the day, a south or south west facing position is by far the best Avoid a site which becomes water-logged Lilacs prefer a soil which is neutral to slightly alkaline. The Japanese tree lilac reaches heights of 25 feet (7.6 m.) and produces fragrant white flowers. Also, an old tree or large bush that has not been properly cared will grow large, unhealthy canes around the outside of the bush that shade the centre from sunlight and cause dwindled growth and blooms. This cultivar has double opalescent pink flower buds that open to white in midseason. Lilac A regular and popular sight in early summer, lilac usually heralds the beginning of the warmer weather! Pruning Lilac Bushes. Leaves Green. 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