Butterfly Bushes

Pruning My Butterfly Bush

Godly Love added on November 19, 2015 | Answered

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.

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Answered on November 21, 2015

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

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