Does anyone know anything about pruning lilac bushes?

United States
March 5, 2007 12:57am CST
I bought a house that has these over grown lilac bushes. The problem is you are supposed to prune then back after they bloom. I have not seen them bloom as of yet and I don't want to kill the bush by pruning them at the wrong time. Does anyone know anything about pruning lilac bushes?
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@Bee1955 (3884)
• United States
5 Mar 07
Wisteria - bush
You prune them in late Spring when they blossom and then again in early Autumn when they may bloom again. ONLY trim after they bloom. Are you sure they are lilac? Some people mistake purple wisteria as lilacs. Below is a photo with white wisteria. If your bushes match this photo, then they can be pruned anytime its warm. Lilacs do not droop on their bushes as these wisteria do.
• United States
5 Mar 07
I was told they are Lilacs, but I haven't lived here long enough to see them bloom. Thanks for the tip. That helps alot.