When should I plant Californian Lilac hedging?
The best time to plant your Californian Lilac is during the spring or autumn seasons.
How far apart do you plant Californian Lilac plants?
The space between each plant does depend on how mature the roots are, however, medium sizes plants can be planted around 2-4 inches apart. Any larger plants should be spaced around 4-6ft apart.
How to plant Californian Lilac:
Begin by removing your Californian Lilacs from their containers, and trimming away any highly pot bound roots to help them spread out nicely - do this by using a garden cultivator or pulling away gently at the roots with your hands.̴Ì?
Next, dig a planting hole that is the same depth as the root ball, but ideally 3 times wider than the root ball. Place the plant into the hole and position so that the bottom of the main stem is level with the surface of the soil. Backfill any gaps with soil and pat down gently but firmly to remove any air pockets.
Drought stress is quite common with Lilac, so be sure to water well for the first year or so after planting - for instance, 3 times a week with about 2 or 3 watering cans full.