Place the cut down to the point of healthy plant tissue and just above a.
Sep 21, Prune Dwarf Lilac Bushes Harvest fresh blooms for use in cut flower arrangements and deadhead spent blooms as desired throughout the growing Prune following the natural shape of the shrub and only remove what is necessary to prevent when your Meyer Lilac from.
Jan 23, Dwarf Korean Lilac Care Requirements: Full sun (minimum 6 hours daily), keep soil on the medium to dry side, very-low maintenance, pruning is optional. If deadheading prune after first bloom to encourage more blooms. Pruning at the end of the blooming season (April to May) supports more blossoms in the coming year.
A dwarf lilac (Syringa meyeri) is at the right side of this foundation bed (below). It's been pruned regularly so it's not as tall as it could be. However, it has bulked up and also increased its height beyond what's good for this bed.
In addition, a survey of the branch tips shows it.