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How do I transplant a lilac bush?

I have a lilac bush that is getting to big. I would like to split it, keep half where it is and replant the other half in another spot.

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Asked by tazdvl at 12:10 PM on Jul. 25, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • humm..I get in there and expose some roots and take a look at it.....maybe just power half a scrub out, leaving the good piece in case it fails?

    Answer by surfcitymom at 12:12 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • I would stop by a nursery and ask them for pointers.

    Answer by Carey2006 at 2:21 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • sorry, im not good at gardens

    Answer by tonyalynn at 5:22 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • I agree to stop by or call your local nurery!

    Answer by ethans_momma06 at 5:54 PM on Jul. 26, 2010

  • there should be "sprouts" that you can easily dig up and transfer, but it if you want to split a bush... i'd agree and call a nursery in your area.

    Answer by asil at 12:01 AM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • We just tear out some roots and plop it in the ground elsewhere. If you're splitting a bush, dig up and separate the root cluster with two pitchforks and then plant them both.

    Answer by komby at 9:44 AM on Jul. 27, 2010

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