pruning lilac

Asked May 21, 2019, 11:16 AM EDT

When should I prune my lilac? It is now ~6 years old and has grown too tall, can I prune its top to a reasonable height without damaging it?

Benton County Oregon pruning lilac bushes lilac

1 Response

Hi there! Your question is very timely as the lilacs are just finishing their bloom. The answer is now is the best time to prune. I am sending you a link that addresses very thoroughly how and when to prune your lilac bushes. https://extension.oregonstate.edu/news/prune-lilacs-soon-after-bloom Happy Gardening!