Tip 8

What is the best place for my lilac?


The best place

Your lilac should preferably be placed in a sunny spot in the garden or in a large pot on the patio. Lilacs need at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day to flower optimally. Further, ensure there is plenty of space around the plant.


good soil

If there isn’t enough space, the shrub will not get enough light which will suffocate the branches and only the top of the lilac will flower. In nature, lilacs usually grow in chalky soils; and often on rocky, sunny slopes where the water simply drains away. A lilac doesnt set very high demands on its soil, most soil types are suitable. Avoid planting lilacs in very wet spots, they dont like soggy roots


We recommend that you work some additional fertiliser into the soil, which in particular with sandy soils will improve the water buffering ability. With clay soils, it will ensure a lighter structure so that excess water flows away more freely, making more nutrients available to the plant.