When Is The Best Time To Plant Lilacs

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Lilacs are not usually recommended for planting in the middle of summer. The bulbs are dormant when they are dug up in fall or early winter, which is too late to get them ready for spring flowering. They will bloom better if planted in the fall of the previous year and allowed to flower before frost kills their foliage Soil temperature needs to be 50 degrees F at planting time Lilac roots must be exposed during cold weather If you live more than 300 miles from a nursery that sells lilacs, check with your local gardening association or Cooperative Extension Service You can buy trees directly from some nurseries (see list on page 3)

What should I do with my lilac tree after I prune it?