EXCEPT IN warmer areas, where they are essentially disinclined to flower, every garden should include a few common lilacs (Syringa vulgaris) or their various handsome cousins, old-fashioned shrubs that couldn’t be easier to grow. With full sun, good air circulation (to reduce the incidence of powdery mildew) and proper pruning, they produce copious numbers of fragrant flowers. If lilacs aren’t blooming, it usually means they were deprived of sufficient sunlight or pruned at the wrong time.
Like other spring-flowering woody plants, lilac produces its flower buds from late summer through fall for the following year’s display. Prune after, say, July 4th in the north and you risk reducing next year’s flowering. Prune in the fall or early spring and guarantee that disappointment.
Are lilacs safe for rabbits?
Lilacs are safe for rabbits, but not very popular.
Lilacs are a safe food for rabbits, but they are not very popular. Safe to feed forsythia. May 29, 2019.
How often should rabbits be fed lilac branches?
However much you feed your pet rabbit other foods, we still need to make sure that hay takes up the majority of our rabbit’s diet.
Safe plants can be fed in moderation, but should not form a major part of a rabbit’s diet.
How worried should you be about poisonous plants?
While there is some cause for concern about plants that are potentially poisonous to pet rabbits, it is usually not as dangerous as we are led to believe. While there are some exceptions, most plants that are toxic to rabbits are only mildly poisonous. If your rabbit eats just a small amount of those plants, he probably won’t suffer from any significant negative side effects.
Most of the time, when rabbits have enough safe plants to munch on, they will ignore other dangerous plants because they don’t taste as good. However, the danger comes with rabbits that don’t have picky eaters. These bunnies may end up eating way more than they should of plants that aren’t good for them. Since rabbits cannot vomit, eating too much of something poisonous can cause serious illness.
Preparing the branches for the rabbits
The branches of fruit trees, such as peach and apricot branches, are poisonous when attached to the tree or fresh. However, they can be fed to rabbits after they have been cut and dried for at least a month.
You will also want to make sure the branches are cleaned thoroughly before being given to your rabbits. Here’s how: