"I am in sc, zone 7 close to the mountains. I bought some lilac bushes a couple of years ago. I was unaware that they needed some freeze time to encourage blooming. I have read that they bloom on three year old wood. So hopefully, if I'm lucky I…"
"I miss my lilacs, we just moved to Jacksonville, NC from CT and I bought 6 Crape Myrtle for the front yard to make up for the lilacs, but I will miss that lovely smell come spring. We may move to Lenoir, NC in the future, does anyone know if the…"
"When I moved to Texas 37 years ago from Wisconsin was told Lilacs need to be frozen back every year. Since we do not have the bitter cold they will not grow. I find Crepe Myrtle a good substitute for the flower look but they do not have the smell…"
"I can't get any to bloom. I live in Shreveport LA and have tried
numerous times, as they smell like a bit of Heaven! I will follow
this in hopes of finding out some info too, so thanks for asking
I grew up in the south and midwest and I LOVE lilacs. Everything I read seems to say they won't bloom in zone 8 (which is probably why they aren't available in any of the local nurseries.) Does anyone know of any type of lilac which will flourish in zone 8?
a kitchen garden, fruit trees, and a koi pond into a Japanese flavored garden? I'm still designing on paper, and I think I have a viable concept, but I certainly could use some input. We have a 48 x 25 foot area in the back yard, and while I am cutting a small amount out for a doggie potty area (my niece is a dog trainer who says that they can be trained to go in one little corner) and another little bit to be a composting area and garden tool storage, most of it is going to be garden. The area…See More
"Thanks Matthew. I love them, too. They are VERY slow growing. I planted the ones we have as tiny little plants (maybe 1 foot tall) about 10 years ago and they are finally nice-sized and are filled with blooms in the spring. It was definitely worth…"