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03:42PM, 05 Nov 2009
Answer: Hi Dannette, At this time of year you would be ...
Category: Fruit & Citrus
03:42PM, 05 Nov 2009
Is it o.k to have a Lilac in about a 40 litre pot? It is in a north-west position with protection either side.

It was a gift without a tags so we can't identify which Lilac. It is about 3/4 metre heigh , deciduous and seems to be budding at present. It appears to be very sturdy. How should we care for it?

Submitted: 05:05PM, 12 Jun 2016
Answer: Hi Diane,

Thank you for contacting us regarding care for Lilac. Yes you can grow Lilac in a large pot and as long as the pot is placed in a full sun ( 6 hours direct sunlight) condition. Make sure using premium potting mix to give the shrub a good start and fertilise with Dynamic Lifter Organic Plant Food, which is a manure based organic fertiliser, and will provide all the nutrients (nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus) for your plants need to grow and thrive. Lilac is a temperate plants and is prone to fungal disease during the warm and humid months, ry Yates Rose Shield Black Spot & Insect Pest Killer to prevent fungal infestation. Click here for more info:

Hope this helps and happy gardening.

Best Regards,
Yates Horticulturalist

Category: General
Tags: lilac
Answered: 12:12PM, 14 Jun 2016


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