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Pruning a lilac tree

Lily PillyLily Pilly Central southern Scotland Posts: 3,845

this is a lovely double headed white lilac which I love

However this year the growth has been amazing and I want to reduce it back to the height of the wall where it should be.

I have absolutely no experience with trees, what should I do?

Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”
A A Milne

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  • Lily PillyLily Pilly Central southern Scotland Posts: 3,845

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    Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”
    A A Milne
  • Mark56Mark56 Windsor, BerkshirePosts: 1,653

    Wait until after it has flowered late next Spring and take off as much as you wish, I usually do a 1/3. It's tough as old boots but flowers on last years growth. image

    Last edited: 18 September 2017 17:55:26

  • Lily PillyLily Pilly Central southern Scotland Posts: 3,845

    Thanks Mark. I will try to be patient!

    Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”
    A A Milne
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