help..is it to late for my lilac

SEWigardnut(5)April 16, 2010

Planted my lilac 11 years ago. Yesterday while outside I noticed the inside trunks of my lilac were dead. I pushed on them and they came out of the ground. They were rotted. I took 4 of the major trunks out of the ground. I'll post pictures later so anyone looking gets a better idea of what I'm talking about.

Thanks for any help you can give.

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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

Hi sewigardnut,

Lilacs, like many shrubs should be pruned some each year, cutting out the oldest of trunks. I would suggest that you take 1/3 of the oldest woodiest branches down to ground level for the next 3 years, and then just maintain it each year after that, removing the oldest stuff, and anything that crosses or is too thick.

Sue

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