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. This will redirect the plant's energy to its healthier portions.
Jun 17, Like other lilacs, 'Miss Kim' is most easily propagated with young softwood cuttings. Take 4- to 6-inch-long cuttings from the new growth in late spring or early summer, then strip off the bottom leaves and plant them in a mixture of potting soil, sand, and perlite, with the remaining leaves treeremove.buzzcal Name: Syringa pubescens subsp. patula 'Miss Kim'. Jan 29, 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 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. Apr 02, 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. 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 year you take another third and the next year the final third.