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May 01, Take plenty of cuttings, there is about a 50/50 success rate so the more you try to start the more chance of success. How to Prepare Lilac Cuttings.

I haul them all to my potting bench and begin. If the cutting is 8 inches I leave it that long, if it is 12 inches I cut it in half. Strip most of the leaves from the takedownbush.buzzted Reading Time: 9 mins. Feb 12, Unfortunately, the average life expectancy for a lilac bloom is only about two weeks, but this doesn’t deter some homeowners from attempting to plant multiple bushes from lilac cuttings. Jun 04, Some of the Lilac bushes I had rooted from cuttings were still in their containers and had suckers coming up in the pots.

So I decided to divide those as well. It was quite simple as the roots were not that big yet.

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For potted lilacs, you just pop the Lilac out of the pot. These in the photo really do need to be potted up, planted in the garden Estimated Reading Time: 7 mins. Jul 08, When to Prune Lilac Bushes. Many of the newer lilac varieties grow quickly and might need pruning starting in their second or third year. In general, by the time a stem reaches more than 2 inches in diameter, it should be pruned. If you are diligent with annual pruning of your lilac, the shrub will grow to about 8 feet tall with flowers throughout the branches.

Apr 02, How to Prune Lilac Bushes. When pruning lilacs, cutting back the tops of overgrown stems is oftentimes not enough. It is generally better to cut the entire stem.

Trimming lilacs is best accomplished using clippers. Remove spent blooms all the way to the stems to prevent seeding and encourage more blooms later on.

Sep 10, Lilacs prefer rich, well-drained soil and full sunlight. Use a neutral soil with a pH of to First root the cuttings in a container or pot. Choose a container at least 10 to 12 inches deep.