When transporting a lilac plant, it’s better not to transfer a mature plant but root shoots only, you will be more successful that way. Root shoots grow around the mature plant and transfer quite successfully. A mature plant can be transferred but requires a lot of effort and time to do it right. The best time for transplant is in the spring but an be done in autumn as well. Techniques for transplanting root shoots as well as mature plants are provided in detail in this article.
- Success in transplanting plants is highly dependent on the condition of the plant and its stage of growth, with younger plants having greater success after transplanting
- When transplanting plants, lilacs in particular, spring or fall are the only two seasons in which to do it.
- When transplanting plants, especially lilacs, it is best to transplant as much of the root system as possible
“Small, young shrubs almost always transplant better than older, established plants, and lilacs are no exception.”