I have an older (10 year old) burning bush that has dead branches in the middle of them. Should I cut back to the ground or just
cut out the dead and hope they come back? They are over 12 feet tall.
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
At some point everyone needs to make the harsh decision to hard prune their Burning Bush.
You can certainly trim out any dead plant material now and then do more pruning later or early spring.
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