I've found that leaves often don't survive the transplant, but roots.
Monitor the miniature lilac in the spring. Prune the plant right after the flowers die so as not to sacrifice the buds that will develop into next year’s blossoms. 2 Deadhead spent blossoms by. Apr 02, When to Trim Lilac Bushes. Knowing when to trim lilac bushes is important. Most lilacs don’t require pruning until they reach about 6 to 8 feet ( m.) tall. The best time for pruning lilac bushes is right after their flowering has ceased.
This allows new shoots plenty of time to develop the next season of blooms. Pruning lilacs too late can kill young developing buds. Below, right: A few weeks after it blooms, we cut out the tallest canes and thin the rest. One cut per year leaves it ready to grow back to the same acceptable size and bloom well. (See more photos of this routine applied to this shrub and also to common lilac in A Lilac's Annual Cut.). Dec 10, Dwarf lilacs generally require little of this type of pruning.
You may only need to cut one or two overly vigorous, out-of-place branches back. Cut one or two of the lilac's oldest stems back to. Jul 08, Many of the newer lilac varieties grow quickly and might need pruning starting in their second or third year. In general, by the time a stem reaches more than 2 inches in diameter, it should be pruned. If you are diligent with annual pruning of your lilac, the shrub will grow to about 8 feet tall with flowers throughout the branches.
Sep 21, Prune for height and spread in the late spring or early summer immediately following bloom. Prune following the natural shape of the shrub and only remove what is necessary to prevent when your Meyer Lilac from encroaching on other plants or a structure.