Do Lilac Trees Bloom on New Growth?

Answer Some shrubs such as roses form buds on the new shoots sent out each spring. Others--lilacs among them--flower on the branches that grew the previous spring and summer. If you were to prune a lilac ... Read More »

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When do lilac trees bloom?

Lilac trees and shrubs produce clusters of flower blooms that open in the spring season. A lilac may have reduced blooms for the first two to three years after planting as it takes the plant this l... Read More »

How often do lilac bushes bloom?

Lilac bushes typically bloom once per year. While there are many varieties of lilac bushes, most begin flowering early in June, and some late bloomers will not start flowering until July.References... Read More »

Do lilac bushes need a mate to bloom?

Syringa or lilac is bisexual or a "perfect flower," meaning it has both male and female reproductive parts; carpel, stamens and ovary. It does not need a mate to bloom.Source:"Lilacs: A Gardner's E... Read More »

Do you prune lilac bushes after they bloom?

The best time to prune lilacs is immediately after they bloom. Lilacs need to be pruned each year for maximum growth. This gives the plant the rest of the growing season to develop new branches an... Read More »