Pruning a Butterfly Bush
I started a lavender Buddleia davidii hybrid by seed this year. It has 5 canes with a few small branches coming off the main canes. Winter is beginning to make itself felt in Baltimore and I wanted to know if I needed to prune my young butterfly bush, and if so, then how? It flowered this year and I cannot wait until next year, but want to ensure that I do everything right!
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Most shrubs/trees should be at least a year or two old before you begin the pruning process. With that in mind, this article will help with pruning yours in the future: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/butterfly-bush/butterfly-bush-pruning-how-to-prune-a-butterfly-bush.htm