I have a beautiful butterfly bush in my front yard and it's getting so big that I cut it back in November. I didn't cut it all the way down to the ground but just enough to see over it. I hope it will stay in bloom and not die. Please help.
Pruning My Butterfly Bush
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
You didn't do anything wrong, so rest assured, your butterfly bush is fine. Most people prune it back to within a foot or two of the ground and pruning can pruning can take place about any time of year. For more information visit https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/butterfly-bush/butterfly-bush-pruning-how-to-prune-a-butterfly-bush.htm