Shrubs & Hedges
Planting and Caring for Lilac Shrubs
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.