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Learn more about soil amendments and preparing soil for planting. For strong bloom, lilacs require full sun- at least 6 hours- or they will not flower well. Make sure the site drains well. Lilacs don’t like wet feet and will not bloom with too much water. Plant in either spring or fall, although the latter is Type: Trees, Shrubs, and Vine.

Jan 08, Where to Plant a Lilac. Plant lilac bushes in a hole dug approximately twice as large as the root ball. When planting lilac bushes, make sure that the spot you have chosen has good drainage, and at least 6 hours of sun a day. If you have acid soil, throw a handful of lime in to the planting bushcutting.buzzted Reading Time: 7 mins. Sep 06, When to Plant Lilac Bush. The best time to plant lilacs is in the fall.

This gives the new lilac plants a chance for their root systems to develop, ready to start growing in the spring. You can also plant bare lilac roots in the spring that you buy online or from garden centers after the ground has thawed out.

To get the best flowers and succeed in growing lilac bushes, you need to follow these easy rules: choose a proper site for your lilac with good drainage, good soil, good sun and provide good care. Full sun lovers, lilacs are easily grown in fertile, humus-rich, alkaline to neutral, dry to medium, well-drained soils.

Sep 21, The 'Blue Skies' lilac, a cultivar of the common lilac, can grow to U.S. Department of Agriculture Plant Hardiness Zone 8, as it needs a shorter chill period that standard lilacs for the flower to set.

This plant produces a fragrant bloom in late spring to early summer and should be planted in full sun or partial shade.

'Blue Skies,' introduced incan grow to 10 feet. This lilac.