kimpolley
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planting a lilac

can I plant a lilac bush in a container?

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You could plant in a container but a lilac is a fast growing tree. The container could be a starter home for it but would not recommend one to stay in it. My lilac was about two feet tall when we got it about 6 years ago and now is over 8 foot tall and completely covers a corner of the yard. I do trim around the bottom for mowing.

kimpolley
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lilacs

thanks My husband and I were just wondering because we can't plant one in the ground where we live do to stupid rules

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Jess
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You could try Syringa meyeri "Palibin". It is slow growing and its final height is not as tall as some other varieties.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/plants/plant_finder/plant_pages/897.shtml

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