When Should You Plant Lilac Bushes?


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Plant lilacs in either the spring or the fall. The fall is the preferred time to plant them, according to the Farmer's Almanac. Plant lilacs in a site where they receive at least six hours of sunlight per day.

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The planting site should have fertile, soil rich in humus. Add compost to improve soil conditions. Lilacs prefer a neutral to an alkaline soil with a pH near 7.0. Lilacs need soil that drains well because they do not bloom if they receive too much water. Space lilacs plants between 5 and 15 feet apart depending upon the type of lilac.

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