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They are fast growing, very hardy, and propagating them is almost fail proof.

Take cuttings of lilac bushes from tender new growth in late spring or early summer. Mature growth is less likely to root. Dip the bottom of the cutting in rooting hormone and plant it in the hole, then pat the potting mix lightly around the base of the cutting so it stands up shrubdelimbing.buzzg: Woburn MA. May 01, Choose the lilac you wish to propagate. Take a few cuttings just after flowering.

Dip in rooting hormone and plant in pots.

Lilacs are hard-to- root species so a branch that is too thick or thin will not propagate.

Cover for humidity and wait. Read on to see how it is done, photo step by step. Does your parents, grandparents or friend have a Lilac you would love to grow in your garden? You can replicate it by taking cuttings from it to root and grow on. Estimated Reading Time: 9 mins.

Do lilacs spread?

May 16, How to Take the Cuttings (and When) The best time to take suckers from a lilac is in the spring or fall (I have successfully done both). Look around the base of the lilac bush for the fresh, young shoots coming out of the shrubdelimbing.buzzted Reading Time: 8 mins.