Lilac tree looking thin and blooms are sparse

We have a lilac tree that is getting thinner looking each year and has fewer blooms each year. As you can see in thd phito, the blooms are not full and there sre several branches with nothing on them. There…

Lilac Tree Pruning

The scenario described on your page re lilac trees described my problem exactly. However, I cannot reach the top and it is one section of the tree that is obviously dying. Do I need to cut the top and ALL…

Japanese Lilac Rejuvenation Prune

I have a Japanese Lilac in my back yard. It’s about 6 feet tall, with only 4 slim (4 inches around?) trunks on it – it’s not a large tree. It has grown askew due to reaching for sunlight. The…

Irregular Lilac Blossom

Hi – we are here in Toronto and recently discovered this irregular bloom and stem and foliage on our lilac bush. It’s flat and corduroy looking – see photos below. Do you know what would cause this? Many Thanks!…

Lilac pruning

I have a lilac tree, I.e. Only one trunk coming up from ground. It has been among trees which have now been removed and the lilac is very straggly. It is in flower now and after it has finished flowering…

Pruning a standard lilac

My gardener planted a standard lilac in June this year. The blooms were not plentiful. I have not pruned the tree so far. I live in zone 5 and it is now October. Should I remove the dry blooms now?…

Lilac bush and peeling bark from maple tree

Hi, there. I have a few gardening problems I need help with. I have a lilac bush in the backyard that was planted over 13 years ago. Every year it blooms and has been bushy and healthy. This year in…

Lilacs with curly stems

my lilacs have these curly stems that remind me of climbing vines. I have had these lilac bushes for years and have only noticed this phenomenon this year. I have amended the soil with compost and mulched them about 2…