Pruning lilac (Madame Lemoine)

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sylvester asked 5 years ago

This lilac was planted four years ago and is 8 to 9 feet in height (see photo) As I don’t wish to let it get too large for its present location, can you advise, please: When and how should pruning be done?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
In early spring, or after flowering, lightly prune to remove some small shoots and shorten some others, but not all. Light pruning each year keeps it small.