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.
Pruning early also gives new shoots more time and energy to develop, ensuring plenty of blooms for the following spring.
Spring, however, before the leaves pop out, is best. Fall (September through late October) is second best. Lilacs love manure, be it bagged or au natural; compost also is good, as is fertilizer. Now and then, sprinkle a little lime or wood ashes around your plants because they appreciate near-neutral soil.
Jul 09, The key element that we lack in the South is chilling hours during the winter. Most lilacs require over two thousand hours of temperatures below 45 degrees F. in order to bloom. The Atlanta area receives approximately fifteen hundred each season. The key is to find lilac selections that do not need so much chilling in the winter.
Chinese lilac (S. x chinensis) gets 20 feet tall, growing at a rate of 24 inches per year, and forms an oval or rounded shape. Plant this bush in a site with any type of slightly acidic to highly. Find out who lives on Lilac Ct, Acworth, GA Uncover property values, resident history, neighborhood safety score, and more!
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