Can You Transplant a Lilac Tree in Autumn?

Lilacs, like other woody shrubs, can be moved in the fall after they drop their leaves but before the soil freezes. The ideal time to move a lilac is in the spring after the ground thaws and before the buds begin to swell, according to the North Dakota State University Extension.

Keywords: transplanting lilacs, autumn gardening, moving lilac trees

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