Shrubs and conifers

Lilac: maintenance tips

A vigorous, easy-to-grow shrub whose spring blooms are renowned for their sweet fragrance.

Maintenance tips: LilacMaintenance tips: Lilac

Common name: Lilac


For an abundant bloom, plant in full sun.


Water abundantly when planting. Does not require watering afterwards.


Plant in rich, well-drained soil with neutral pH. Does not like clay soils.


Fertilize with a phosphorus- and potassium-rich fertilizer early in the season.

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