Question by  Hilly (51)

Can you help me to transfer a Lilac bush?

I need to move a lilac bush in my yard.


Answer by  Latin4 (11170)

Only do this after the bush has bloomed. Usually in the fall. Cut the bush back as far as you can, dig a hole that will be bigger then the root base. Fill the hole with the left over dirt from the original hole and add some new soil and fertilizer to it. Get fertilizer information from the nursery.


Answer by  Isiseyes (178)

Moving bushes of any kind is backbreaking and very hard work. You must dig and expose the root ball without damage, then relocate the shrub to a prepped location. Expect some damage to the shrub once it is moved, it may not flower due to shock.


Answer by  KWDave (137)

Lilacs don't like to be moved. I think you might do better rooting some stem cuttings and planting them where you want the lilacs to grow. Good luck!


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

They are supre easy to move. All you need to do when you dig it up is make sure you get the entire root base and plenty of the soil it is already thriving in and when you replant it you ned to make sure the hole you are putting it in doesnt bend the roots.

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