Wait until early to midsummer, then examine the Miss Kim lilac bush for branches that have few or no leaves.
Cut these branches off near the base of the bush with hand pruners or loppers. This will redirect the plant's energy to its healthier portions.
Jun 17, Prune right after the blooming period because 'Miss Kim' blooms on old wood. If you prune too late in the season, you will remove next year's blooms; pruning that is too severe might even reduce flowering for up to three shrubdelimbing.buzzcal Name: Syringa pubescens subsp.
patula 'Miss Kim'. Meet the Miss Kim Lilac bush (Syringa pubescens subsp. patula Miss Kim'). The overall size of the plant stay smaller, remains denser and more rounded, and grows a bit slower than Common Lilacs. Also known as the Manchurian Lilac, this is an elegant shrub with a really nice natural shape. And don't worry/5(4). Growing Miss Kim Lilac Shrubs. There is no denying what a beautiful specimen this plant is, with the lovely deep dark green shine-free foliage of long elliptical leaves that often curl unevenly at the edges.
When the flowers come to maturity then really all else is eclipsed, as this is a real showstopper of a shrub with the flower-packed cones /5(K). Firstly you prune after flowering. That will preserve the blooms for next year on the parts you leave intact. Secondly you prune lilacs from their base. You take about a third of the oldest branches out by cutting them with a pruning saw at the base of the plant. The next year you take another third and the next year the final third.