Wild Lilacs

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  1. Bernie Leger

    Bernie Leger Member

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    We live in South East New Brunswick and about 25 years ago my wife planted wild Lilacs to create a hedge , although I trim it every year it seems to be growing very fast and now is approx. 7.5 ft high and I would like to cut it down to about 4 feet , I already trimmed it this year early (1.5 ft ) and it has already grown what was trimmed
    can I trim it again and also can I narrow it as it keep getting wider .
    awaiting your response ................ thank you
     
  2. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Lilac will sprout well however hard you cut it back. But you won't get any flowers for 5-7 years or so after pruning, as the flowers are produced on mature shoots.
     
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    Re: Lilacs

    Lilacs grow 15'-20' high. If I want a 4' hedge I would plant something else.
     
  4. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    There are shorter-growing kinds.
     
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    What varieties are short, and how short are they? I've never seen a short one out here, but I'm sure they make a dwarf variety of most popular plants. Thanks for the response.
     
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