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Hortiscope: African violets need to be divided to stay healthy

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Q: I have a Miss Kim lilac bush by that has grown too tall. When is the proper time to prune it back? How low can I cut it back?

A: Anytime next spring after it blooms is when it should be pruned. You can prune it back to just above the crown. These lilacs are not supposed to grow too tall. I think you are the first person to complain about this beautiful plant getting too tall.

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