Asked on Oct 1, 2017

What are the best soil and and placement options for growing Lilacs?

Castrang17EllisRoxaneg
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What are the best soil and and placement options for growing Lilacs?

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  • Roxaneg
    on Oct 2, 2017

    Lilacs like at least 6 hours of sun daily and they like humus-rich soil. More info here: https://www.almanac.com/plant/lilacs
  • Castrang17
    on Oct 2, 2017

    Daily sun, for sure. Our Lilacs were planted 60+ years and maybe off-shout saplings, as some Lilacs in this town are 100 years+, a man brought them from Europe to beautify the town. The soil is rocky/volcanic dust/sandy base and they thrive at an elevation of over 6,000 feet. Don't ask me why. They bloom once a year. They are the old world light purple. I do have Lilacs in another state at a lower elevation and they are beautiful in the dark rich soil and humid weather, they live in. Lilacs are AMAZING! So guess, I am saying, use the soil you have, visit a garden center, ask questions, have the soil analyzed. If other flowers grow for you, then Lilacs should.
    • Gra25191093
      on Oct 2, 2017

      I was afraid of that as I don't get much sun in my yard so guess I had better stick to something more appropriate.
  • Ellis
    on Oct 2, 2017

    A lot depends on the lilac you plant. Some, the common syringa vulgaris, grow quite large, so they need plenty of room unless you want to spend a lot of time pruning them. But there are many hybrids, in many colors, and some even reblooming lilacs, which are not as large. I also have heard that they appreciate more alkaline soil, but they do seem to grow well here in the east, where the soil is acid.
  • Castrang17
    on Oct 3, 2017

    I just had to add, as I want your to find some flowesr for your garden. You might want to visit your local lawn and garden store to find out what Zone you are in for planting flowers. Or check online for planting zones. The stores will have flowers that grow in your area, read the flower container informational labels or sticks to see what grows in partial sun.. You may be able to grow Iris, Lilly of the Valley, Fern and others. Don't give up, expand your interest in flowers and enjoy them.
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