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Cut spent flower heads off after the lilac has finished blooming, when one or two new shoots become visible under the flower cluster.

Jun 21, I decided as I was pruning my Dwarf Korean Lilac This is very helpful, also as I now know the proper name of my small lilac bush – Dwarf Korean Lilac (you might want to correct the spelling of that in the heading!).

The bush is getting too tall so I am now going to try to prune it back without ruining treelopping.buzzted Reading Time: 3 mins. Sep 21, Dwarf Korean Lilac rarely requires pruning, save to remove damaged or diseased wood or to control size. Harvest fresh blooms for use in cut flower arrangements and deadhead spent blooms as desired throughout the growing season. Dec 10, How to Prune Dwarf Lilac Bushes. Dwarf lilacs -- various Syringa species and cultivars -- are prized for their clusters of fragrant blooms and a compact growth habit.

Dwarf lilacs generally.

Brilliant red blooms and inviting textures will capture your heart, but the low maintenance and small size will win over your practical side.

When to prune Dwarf Korean Lilac Trees. I have three beautiful Dwarf Korean Lilac Trees (not shrubs) which have trunks about 5 inches in diameter and crowns up to 7 feet in diameter.

A local landscaper said I should trim them back in the Fall using a hedge trimmer to shape it, i.e., pay no attention to branch structure. S. meyeri grows to about 8', S.

chinensis to nearly 15'. So if you want a dwarf lilac to remain less than 8' or a common lilac to be less than 20', plan to prune it regularly.

This article is for you if you have an overgrown lilac of any kind: First, to bring it down to manageable size, Then to keep it smaller than it would if left alone.

Apr 02, Knowing when to trim lilac bushes is important. Most lilacs don’t require pruning until they reach about 6 to 8 feet ( m.) tall. The best time for pruning lilac bushes is right after their flowering has ceased. This allows new shoots plenty of time to develop the next season of blooms. Pruning lilacs too late can kill young developing buds.