Growing Lilac In A Pot?

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I was wondering would the Bloomerang purple lilac grow well in a pot?

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Answer #1 · Maple Tree's Answer · Hi Amy-The Boomerang lilac can be grown in a pot as it is a smaller more compact variety. Lilacs like to have plenty of room for roots to spread and grow if they are going to stay healthy and bloom well. It would be best to use a container at least 24 inches wide and 15 inches deep. Using a larger size container will allow the plant to grow for a couple of years without having to remove it. In 2 to 3 years it may need to be root pruned and the planting mix replaced in order to keep it in the same size pot. If need be you could also pot it up to a larger size if you have the room. Growing in a container will take a little more care making sure the planting soil is kept moist. Plants in pots especially those like the lilac that need plenty of direct sunlight can dry out quickly during the warmer months. Ceramic, clay, and double sided fiberglass pots will hold moisture in the soil much better than the plastic containers. Unfortunately these containers can be quite heavy to move so you may want to plant the lilac in the location it will be grown in. Make sure the pot has holes in the bottom as the lilac requires a well draining soil. Too wet a soil can be harmful to this plant. It is best to purchase a quality planting mix that will not break down within a short amount of time and will hold moisture well without drying out quickly. You can find a quality planting mix at you local quality nursery or garden center.

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Amy Travis

Amy Travis · Gardenality Seed · Zone 8A · 10° to 15° F
Thank you so much for your response John! You have been very helpful!! :) I will definitely let you know if i have any more questions! :)

Have a great day!

- Amy

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Maple Tree

Maple Tree · Gardenality Genius · Zone 10A · 30° to 35° F
You're very welcome. Welcome to Gardenality. Hopefully you will use the site as a go to tool for any information you need in your gardening.

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