hollie
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how to take cuttings from bush

My mom has a large lilac bush and i recently cut a bunch of stems to try to propagate but i am no means a pro!!! :D They are actually budding right now oi think i am goin to have a nice looking bunch in the house NOW WHAT TO DO?should i wait and then cut them a certain way? I am trying to surprise my mom and plant all around the yard so i need ALOT OF THEM help me please anyone thanks n happy growin
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tomc
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You might have more luck with a plain old division. Lilac is a multi-stemed bush. Just make sure you get a little root with a peripheral branch as it erupts out of soil.

Protect it (shade) for 6-8 weeks as roots rebuilt in the pot.
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