Lilac Bushes - Pruning Summer or Fall?
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|Sat, 04-28-2012 - 4:11pm|
I have a large lilac bush near our front door. It is in full bloom right now, but it's straggly and needs love.
I just watched a GREAT short video on YouTube on how to prune a lilac bush.
The woman said:
- Trim no more than 1/3 back per year
- Trim after Spring Bloom
- Trim in Autumn
So which is it? Do I wait til the Autumn to prune this bush? If it's a Spring blooming plant,can I not prune it back in summer, when it is no longer blooming? Or does Spring Bloom mean it starts in Spring and blooms all summer long?
My particular plant is about 6-7 ft tall, and as straggly as you can imagine ;o)