my lilac tree hass become quite leggy when should and can i cut it back also how do i take cuttings from it


  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    You can hard prune it to about 18" from the ground but you will lose about three years' worth of flowers.

    Alternatively, cut out 1/3 of the branches to about 12" from the ground every year for the next three years. That way you will rejuvenate the bush in three years but retain some flowers throughout.

  • Paul NPaul N Posts: 222

    Prune after flowering, and prune to the ground. Next year you will have masses of new growth and flowers.

  • moskimoski Posts: 2

    thanks w[ll give it a go

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