is it too late to prune a lilac tree?

MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,736

I have a large lilac tree which needs shaping / trimming back. Should I wait until after it flowers nnext year or can I get away with it now, possibly just removing the branches I don't want. Thanks.

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  • addictaddict Posts: 659

    The buds for the following year develop very soon after it finishes flowering so by trimming it you will lose the flowers on those branches but thats all. If its pretty mature I doubt you'll even notice!

  • MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,736

    Thanks addict.

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