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How long do the lilacs last on a lilac tree?

Anyone know?


Asked by kimberlyinberea at 11:28 AM on Apr. 23, 2010 in Home & Garden

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Answers (6)
  • A couple of weeks; the older the lilac *typically* the longer the blooms last. When I was a kid we lived in a 100 year old farmhouse with a lilac bush; the blooms lasted for a good portion of the summer, it was about as old as the house and had spread so far that the center was clear and about five feet across. If you trim the blooms off regularly more should appear.

    Answer by preacherskid at 1:26 PM on Apr. 23, 2010

  • Not long, maybe two weeks? Mine are only just now opening. I did see an ad for a new type of lilac bush that flowers all season.

    Answer by BlooBird at 11:29 AM on Apr. 23, 2010

  • 2 weeks at the most.

    Answer by mompam at 11:44 AM on Apr. 23, 2010

  • I love the smell of lilacs!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:02 PM on Apr. 23, 2010

  • 2 maybe 3 weeks, I tend to pick half of them for vases to enjoy in the house, and I hang some upside down to dry to use as potporrie (sp is bad on that lol)

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 1:01 PM on Apr. 23, 2010

  • Generally a couple of weeks. I'm enjoying the smell of mine right now, but a week from now, they'll probably be gone.

    Answer by SWasson at 7:23 AM on Apr. 24, 2010