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Heavy pruning of Miss Kim lilacs is not required; however, light pruning will improve the appearance of this bush. Step 1 Wait until early to midsummer, then examine the Miss Kim lilac bush for branches that have few or no leaves.
Cut these branches off near the base of the bush with hand pruners or shrubnotch.clubg: Morrow GA. Jun 08, How to Prune Miss Kim Lilac Bushes Wait until early to midsummer, then examine the Miss Kim lilac bush for branches that have few or no leaves.
Cut these branches off near the base of the bush with hand pruners or loppers. Look at the bush to locate the longest, tallest branches. Remove lilac blooms from the bush when they start turning shrubnotch.clubg: Morrow GA. Jul 24, Miss Kim lilac variety is best pruned following the decline of its blooms.
You can remove all blooms down to the node they start at. Any branches that appear to be declining should be removed, with a sharp pruner or lopper down to the base of the tree.
Who else feels bone dry now?
Miss Kim lilacs typically do not like drastic shrubnotch.clubg: Morrow GA. Jan 29, Jan 26, AM CST. dijear - Yes, ideally it's best to prune lilacs right after blooming so you don't miss out on blooms. Otherwise, best to prune while the lilac is fully dormant. Pruning when the weather is warmer encourages young Missing: Morrow GA. Firstly you prune after flowering. That will preserve the blooms for next year on the parts you leave intact. Secondly you prune lilacs from their base.
You take about a third of the oldest branches out by cutting them with a pruning saw at the base of the plant. The next Missing: Morrow GA.