Slip on a pair of gardening gloves and use sharp, sterilized.
Mar 02, This plant is relatively easy to propagate using stem cuttings.
Fertilize the plant with compost or a balanced fertilizer to prompt new growth.
The most important thing to remember is to prevent desiccation. Do not leave the cutting out of the ground for longer than needed and keep the soil constantly moist. Jul 08, How to Prune Lilac Bushes Regular Maintenance Pruning. The general shrub pruning rule is to cut no more than a third of the stems each year.
2 Rejuvenation Pruning. Older lilacs can have stems as thick as small trees and will flower only on. Jun 14, Propagating lilac bushes from cuttings is tricky, but definitely not impossible.
Take cuttings of lilac bushes from tender new growth in late spring or early summer. Mature growth is less likely to root. Take several cuttings to increase your chance of success. Take cuttings in the morning when the weather is cool and the plant is well-hydrated. Apr 02, How to Prune Lilac Bushes. When pruning lilacs, cutting back the tops of overgrown stems is oftentimes not enough. It is generally better to cut the entire stem.
Trimming lilacs is best accomplished using clippers. Remove spent blooms all the way to the stems to prevent seeding and encourage more blooms later on. Cut back about a third of the branches. Feb 12, Choose Your Cuttings Carefully Slip on a pair of gardening gloves and use sharp, sterilized pruning shears to remove at least three or four, 4- to 6-inch softwood lilac cuttings.