Butterfly Bushes

Butterfly Bush

Anonymous added on July 17, 2015 | Answered

I live in PA. Last fall, after reading your article on pruning a butterfly bush, we cut it back to about 1 foot or so. This spring/summer. . . . nothing. We did cover it with mulch over the winter. Is it dead? Should we replace it? We just moved into our home and the bush was there; therefore, we don't know how old it is or how it was taken care of. However, when we moved in last August, it was blooming beautifully and there were a lot of butterflies on it.

Share this Question:
Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Check here if you would like to receive notifications every time this question is answered.
You are subscribed to receive notifications whenever this question is answered.
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on July 18, 2015

This late in the season, the plant is likely dead. But, to be sure, you can dig up a little of the rootball and check the roots. Living roots will be pliable and firm while dead roots will be brittle or mushy.

Was this answer useful?
Looking for more?
Here are more questions about Butterfly Bushes

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.