Lilac that has grown too tall


I have a lilac, not sure what type, purchased 3 years ago. It is a shrub not a tree and has a main cntre stem. This has grown to about 12 feet, 4 or 5 feet aboe the other stems, and has two branches. Can I,simply lop this off to make the shrub bushier? It didn’t have many flowers yet.


Your question is a timely one as the lilacs are coming to the end of their blooming period so now is the time to take your pruners and go to work.  Your questions is also one we have had many times before so I’m attaching a link to a previous question & answer which should give you all the guidance you need, see below:

Pruning lilac

Hope this helps.