Tree Lilac Ivory Silk

northern_habJuly 13, 2014

Hi Folks,
I typically hang out in the Hot Pepper Forum.

I'm looking for pruning info for my Lilac Tree (not Bush).
It was planted in my yard approximately 6 yrs ago and has grown considerably. It stands about 22-25 ft. Trunk has about 8"-10" girth at 3' high.

What is the best time of year to prune and how much should I prune off?

ThanX in advance..
Frank

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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

What are you trying to accomplish, making it smaller because you think it is too big?

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 1:56PM
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northern_hab

Want to make it look a bit more uniform and maybe have a few more blooms.
It seems to be growing more on one side than the other.
each year maybe 10 or so blooms on it. While there are others in my general area that seem to be covered in blooms each year.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 2:51PM
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calliope(6)

Flowers are born on last year's wood, so if one must be pruned, do it immediately after it has ceased blooming. I have Summer Snow and mine has only been planted two years now, and has yet to bloom, so I'm not a good resource to give you any information you couldn't get by a web search. I do know that they do like sun in your zone and that they prefer sweet soil and should likely have no supplemental nitrogen unless you are sure your soil is deficient.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 3:18PM
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