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How do I get a French lilac to bloom?

Last Updated: Apr 24, 2012  |  74 Views
Topics: Shrubs

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You do not say how long you have had the lilacs.  Lilacs do not bloom until a few years after they are planted or even transplanted.  They bloom on one year old wood (stems that have grown from older branches).  Any pruning must be done within a few weeks of any blossoms.  Lilacs also do not like to be overfertilized.  They need full sun and good water (they do not like drought conditions in the summer).

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