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propagate and prune lilac

Michaela2Michaela2 Posts: 1

I have a beautiful lilac which provides me with millions of fragrant flowers every May. I haven't pruned it for years because the last time I pruned it it didn't flower for about 2 years. I need to tidy it up a bit now. When is the best time, and what is the best way? Also, how do I propagate it?

Kyla

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  • Hi Michaela I prune my lilac just after fiowering and prune just enough to tidy the bush.

    I would just cut back to just above a leaf/bud.

    I propagate like rhodis or magnolias. look for a low lying branch and make a cut under a bud

    and stake it to the ground, so it will root..it may take a while.

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