Sep 21, Cut branches back selectively to shape the dwarf lilac bush as desired, removing no more than one-third of any stem and making a clean cut just above a bud facing in the desired direction.
Cut one or two of the lilac's oldest stems back to the base of the plant if the shrub is several years old and becoming bare or scraggly looking at the treemulching.buzzg: Lawrence MA.
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 treemulching.buzzg: Lawrence MA. Dwarf Korean Lilac, known botanically as Syringa meyeri and commonly as Meyer Lilac is a large shrub lilac that blooms profusely in the late spring.
It has a billowing and round natural growth habit that reaches 8 feet in height and 12 feet in spread. It is often planted en masse for informal hedging and screening treemulching.buzzg: Lawrence MA. 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 treemulching.buzzg: Lawrence MA. Dec 10, Cut branches back selectively to shape the dwarf lilac bush as desired, removing no more than one-third of any stem and making a clean cut just above a bud facing in the Missing: Lawrence MA. Prune three of the oldest stems at ground level, beginning in the lilac’s third growing season.
Removing old growth renews the lilac and provides aeration for the center of the treemulching.buzzg: Lawrence MA.