Forum home Plants

White Lilac - do I need to lift it?

Hi all,

My husband and I are building some raised beds in our garden, and we have a beautiful white lilac, which is quite large and currently situated right where we want to build one of the raised beds.  My question is, do I need to lift it, or will it survive if we slowly build the soil up around it's base so that it can remain where it is when we build the raised bed around it?  (The bed will be two sleepers high).  

If I do need to lift it, do I prune it first to minimise moisture loss?  What is the best way to lift it, and when please?

Sorry - so many questions, but I would hate to kill my lilac because I didn't do the right thing now.

Thanks for your help.



  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,974

    I think you'll have to lift it or the stems will rot. Do it when it's dormant and try and get as much root as possible.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
Sign In or Register to comment.