Common Lilac

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Common Lilac

Postby rupietoot » Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:54 am


I will be moving soon and would like to take some of my parents lilacs with me (runners). When is the best time to transplant? They are just blooming now. I am in Northeastern NB - zone 3 or 4 I think :)


Re: Common Lilac

Postby orchidguy » Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:05 pm

"runners" with their own root system can be transplanted throughout spring and summer and until about September (unless it is a warm autumn). For the plants to do well, they need to establish a bit of feeder root growth before the cold weather hits it. Don't feed, but you can add a bit of manure to the soil, and they should do very well, and put out amazing growth the following season.
I also have found here (zone 3b-4a) that the runners, if a foot or under, tend to transplant better than bigger ones with more woody growth.

I plant a slew of runners every year, and they take between 2 to 3 seasons before you will see flowers on them.

Good luck
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Re: Common Lilac

Postby HeidiPG » Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:27 pm

What he said!
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Re: Common Lilac

Postby rupietoot » Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:53 am

Thanks Everyone!!!

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