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Planting and Caring for Lilac Shrubs

Blair Brown

Blair is the Content Marketing Manager at BrighterBlooms.com, and though she's not your traditional gardener, the planting world is definitely growing on her (pun intended!). She's enjoyed digging into plant care and maintenance and growing her plant collection, especially with exotic indoor varieties.

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Blair Brown

Planting Tips for Lilac Shrubs

Lilacs don’t need a lot of special care once you get them established. In fact, they deal with drought very easily because they are shallow rooted and thrive on rainfall alone. But ideal planting and care tips are important to get your Lilac Shrubs started!

For the most abundant blooming, pick a spot in the full sun (6 to 8 hours of sunlight daily). Once you've got your spot picked out, dig a hole that's twice as wide and deep as the root ball.

Saturate the roots of your Lilac Shrubs completely before covering. This will prevent them from going into heat shock after planting. You will want to keep the Lilacs watered regularly so they grow really fast and get ready to be drought tolerant soon.

Pruning Your Lilac Shrubs

You’ll get Lilac flowers every year, provided that you don’t trim the shrubs at the wrong time. Trim your Lilac Shrubs when they are in full bloom. And as the huge blooms begin to fade, the next year’s flower buds are already forming in the branches.

Blair Brown

Blair is the Content Marketing Manager at BrighterBlooms.com, and though she's not your traditional gardener, the planting world is definitely growing on her (pun intended!). She's enjoyed digging into plant care and maintenance and growing her plant collection, especially with exotic indoor varieties.