Dwarf lilac bushes require less pruning than standard-sized shrubs and trees. They should be pruned throughout the year. Items needed to prune a dwarf lilac bush include rubbing alcohol and pruning shears or loppers. More »

Trim lilac bushes right after they have finished flowering to give the plant time to develop blooms for the next season. Pruning lilacs too long after they finish blooming kills developing buds. Remove spent blossoms to ... More » Home & Garden Gardening & Landscapes Trees & Bushes

Common lilac bushes grow about 1 foot per year when mature. Young lilacs grow much more rapidly, leveling off as they grow older. A fully matured specimen can reach 20 feet tall and 12 feet wide. More » Science Biology Botany
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