Butterfly Bushes
Q.

pruning

marty2356 added on November 9, 2017 | Answered

I have a butterfly bush that I got this summer. Do I prune it? I think I see buds on the old wood for next year, but please tell me what to do.

    A.
    A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
    MichiganDot
    Answered on November 10, 2017

    Where I live, the bush dies back in winter almost to the ground. While it doesn't have to pruned if there isn't winter die-back, it flourishes with hard pruning. This is because it blooms on new wood. Pruning also helps to contain the overall size. It is fine to cut it back now or in early spring before it starts to leaf out.

    00
    Was this answer useful?

    Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
    Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

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

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

    Looking for more?
    here are more questions about...
    Butterfly Bushes
    Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

    Do you know a lot about gardening?
    Become a GKH Gardening Expert

    Learn More