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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 loppers. Jan 29, Otherwise, best to prune while the lilac is fully dormant. Pruning when the weather is warmer encourages young new growth that might not survive the still-cold months. It is best to prune out longer individual branches back to the"joint" to prevent the inside of the bush from being bare and void of leaves. I learned the hard way on that. Jun 17, 'Miss Kim' lilacs require less pruning than the common lilac, Syringa vulgaris.

But you might choose to prune it to shape the plant, to maintain a certain height, or to encourage reblooming. Prune right after the blooming period because 'Miss Kim' blooms on old shrubchopping.pwcal Name: Syringa pubescens subsp.

patula 'Miss Kim'. 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.

Jun 30, The general shrub pruning rule is to cut no more than a third of the stems each year. 2  That will help the plant remain constantly vital, with new stems developing as old stems bloom. Your goal is to have a lilac bush that has somewhere between eight to 12 stems of various ages, all of them between 1 to 2 inches in shrubchopping.pwted Reading Time: 6 mins. Jan 09, If the lilac is not grafted you can cut the entire plant off at the ground but don’t expect any blooms for a couple years.

Pruning to the ground is the most drastic method but it does work. Less intense renovation prune You can also do a renovation prune over a 3 year period.

Jun 03, Pruning the oldest and most damaged branches from the shrub will generate a good blooming season. If you leave the lilac bush to grow wild, the blooms will be small. Dec 15, Cut the lilac flowers off the plant in early morning or late evening, if possible. Use a sharp, clean knife to make a cut at least a few inches longer than the final stem length desired and just.





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