Burning Bush Plants
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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

Zone 60561 | bleeser added on May 29, 2019 | Answered

cut out the dead and hope they come back? They are over 12 feet tall.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on May 30, 2019

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.
This article will help you.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/burning-bush/pruning-burning-bush.htm

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