Damaged Lilac
My lilac bush was damaged by a tornado dropping a large oak tree on it. I have been told that I can prune it back to a few inches and it will come back full a beautiful. I need to know when I should do the pruning? Can you help me on this? Thank you.
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

If you plan to do a severe cutback on your lilac, wait until late winter to do so. Go ahead and cut off broken shoots now, but wait to finish the project until winter.

Answered by BHGgardenEditors