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Apr 02, Most lilacs don’t require pruning until they reach about 6 to 8 feet ( m.) tall. The best time for pruning lilac bushes is right after their flowering has ceased. This allows new shoots plenty of time to develop the next season of blooms.

Dip, spray or wipe the blades of the pruning shears or loppers using rubbing alcohol or a solution of 10 percent bleach and 90 percent water.

Pruning lilacs too late can kill young developing buds. If you are pruning lilac trees or shrubs entirely to within inches of the ground, it is best to do so in early spring. If you trim a lilac bush too late in the year, then you’ll cut off unwanted branches and next year’s blossoms.

The ideal time to prune is just after the bush finishes blooming for the year. Jul 08, The time to prune mature lilac plants is just after the flowers have faded in the spring. Lilacs set next season's flower buds almost immediately, so late pruning will. Jun 19, The best time for pruning older lilac bushes is right after their flowering has ceased. This allows new shoots time to develop the next season Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins.

Jun 10, To prune your lilacs, start deadheading in early-to-late spring by cutting the flowers at their base just after they’ve reached their peak. You should also cut any flowers that are already dying so they don’t sap energy that could be used for new treefelling.buzz: K. Jan 09, For older lilacs that have not enjoyed good annual maintenance a more severe renovation prune is in order.

A good time to do this is in late winter before new growth begins. You can prune the entire plant back 6 to 8 inches from the ground. Dec 10, Cut spent flower heads off after the lilac has finished blooming, when one or two new shoots become visible under the flower cluster.

Make the cut just above a new shoot or bud. On our farm we have many lilac trees growing all over the property. Every May they produce lovely fragrant blooms in shades of white, purple and pink. Come June, the pretty flowers have all turned brown and are ready to be trimmed off. When you know how to properly prune your lilac, your tree will produce, bigger, healthier flowers every year. Jan 22, The best time to prune spring-blooming shrubs is right after the spring blooms fade.

When to Prune Trees and Evergreens. Prune evergreen shrubs (yew, holly, and boxwoods) and evergreen trees (spruce, fir) in late winter or early spring when they are still dormant and before new growth begins.

Pines are pruned in early June to early July.