Lilacs grow as bushes or trees while making flowers. With over one hundred species of these flowering plants they are easy to acquire. This article will explain how to grow these beautiful flowers.
The first step in growing a lilac is to acquire one. Going to a local nursery or calling a nursery to get a delivery is the best way to acquire one. Lilacs can also be rooted from cuttings and grown in flower pots. One last method to acquire a lilac is to dig up a sapling and plant in a pot for transplant later, although the lilac can be kept in the pot as well.
If the lilac is being kept in a pot, then finding a location with full sunlight will not be hard. But if the lilac is going to be planted in the soil then pick a location where the lilac will get full sunlight. The lilac requires at least six hours of sunlight each day with good air ventilation.
To transplant a lilac, dig a hole so that when the lilac is placed inside, the roots are just at the surface after the dirt is replaced. Wet the roots for about fifteen minutes. Gently take the lilac out of the pot without damaging the roots, and place the lilac with the roots down inside the hole. Adding fertilizer will help with the survival of the transplant. Lilacs need enough space from each other, and other plants to grow big and healthy.
Lilacs require water about four times a week, with compost or plant food about one time every two weeks. Spreading ash from burned wood such as a fireplace, can promote an increase in flowers for lilacs.