Lilac Bushes Don't Bloom

I have read all of your answers. None seem to apply to our situation. Two of the bushes were transplanted 15 years ago and have not bloomed since then. One bush does usually lose a lot of its leaves every August and then puts new ones out. We live on a hill that is fairly exposed during the winter.

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The houses down the street from us have lilac bushes that bloom. There tends to be an iron deficiency in our soil, could that be a problem? We also have a deer problem in the area. They do browse on our bushes, but not to any large extent.

By Scott C

June 1, 20110 found this helpful

If you live in the Eastern US, your soil may well be too acidic. Regardless of where you live, test the soil's ph. It should be between 6.5 and 7. If it isn't, supplement your soil accordingly. Good luck!

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If you live in the Eastern US, your soil may well be too acidic. Regardless of where you live, test the soil's ph. It should be between 6.5 and 7. If it isn't, supplement your soil accordingly. Good luck!

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June 4, 20110 found this helpful

First year they sleep, second year they creep, third year they leap! Maybe next year. Good luck.

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About 2 (maybe 3) years ago I dug up some shoots (new growth from an older tree) and transplanted them. They are growing beautifully, but have never flowered. Is there anything i can do to get my nice lilac tree to flower? Please advise.
Thanks much.

By Anne E

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June 17, 20110 found this helpful

I over fertilized mine and that worked!

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