The lilac is probably the most common garden shrub in the areas with temperate climate. For centuries, it has been used as a decorative shrub for live fences. It is responsible for one of the loveliest spring perfumes and while its colors are used in perfumery, its wood is used for the manufacture of pipes and other decorative objects.
No matter for what you are growing your lilac, make sure you prune it adequate and use natural-based fertilizers.
In case you want to grow or rebloom this beautiful plant, here are few tips about this wonderful plant that is known as symbol of the spring. The first thing you should know is that lilac is a very modest plant and it grows everywhere.
Of course the lilac grows better in open and sunny places. Grow the lilac in light soil with minimal acidity. Do not water it too often, because it can’t bear too much moisture. The typical lilac scent comes from its colors.
It is due to the minimum acid (hydrogen cyanide HCN), which is contained by this plant. The acid is present not only in the colorful flowers but also in the lilac leaves.
Reblooming the lilac should be done in the early spring. One of the most common ways to re-bloom the old lilac is to prune its old twigs. This is necessary, because if you don’t do it, the growth of new leaves in the spring will be hindered.
Just remove the old twigs, use a special fertilizer and prune the lilac thoroughly. If you are new to pruning, don’t worry. Just leave at least 3 healthy stalks and shape the bush with the garden scissors.
Shaping the bush will increase the flower bloom by the end of the spring. The best time to do it is in April, in order to get beautiful blooms in the end of May.