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Old 30-05-2004, 06:02 PM
Romy Beeck
 
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Can anyone tell me when the best time to prune lilacs. Some say: right after
they bloom and die. Some say early spring
I would love more info becouse my lilacs have been very short in blooming
the last few years. THANK YOU



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Old 30-05-2004, 06:05 PM
Mike LaMana
 
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I say right after bloom, before they go to seed, and before the summer
solstice. This will lead to the best allocation to new types of buds for the
plant.

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Can anyone tell me when the best time to prune lilacs. Some say: right

after
they bloom and die. Some say early spring
I would love more info becouse my lilacs have been very short in blooming
the last few years. THANK YOU




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Old 31-05-2004, 01:04 AM
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We trim ours right after they bloom and they are as hearty as they could be.

Romy Beeck wrote:

Can anyone tell me when the best time to prune lilacs. Some say: right after
they bloom and die. Some say early spring
I would love more info becouse my lilacs have been very short in blooming
the last few years. THANK YOU





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