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Subject: Lilac bush
Category: General Interest
Posted On: August 02, 2004
From: Marie - Anne
Message: Hi Richbar nursery staff, I was wondering if and how often I should give my lilac bush lime and if it is a certain time of year... It's small as I got a piece of it from the neighbour....It is also in the shade most of the day.... I kind of think that is not good right... thanks for any help... Have a good one!!

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From: ROBIN - RICHBAR (September 02, 2004)
Message: LILACS GENERALLY LIKE A PH OF AROUND 6.5. DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU LIVE, YOU MAY NOT NEED TO APPLY LIME TO YOUR LILACS. AROUND QUESNEL & WILLIAMS LAKE, OUR SOIL IS GENERALLY QUITE ALKALINE ALREADY. IF AFTER A PH TEST, YOU FIND THAT YOU NEED TO APPLY LIME, YOU MAY DO SO DURING THE COOLER MONTHS OF FALL OR SPRING. AS TO YOUR EXPOSURE QUESTION, LILACS REQUIRE AT LEAST 6 HOURS OF SUN FOR BEST GROWTH & FLOWER PRODUCTION.

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