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Q.Should I Trim/prune My Fountain Butterfly Bush?

Zone 19341 zone 6 | bcmomof3 added on March 19, 2022 | Answered

It’s about 12′ tall in a nicely spray-like display. Small green leave are sprouting up the lengths of the stems.

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Answered on March 20, 2022

Yes. Typically butterfly bushes are pruned to about 6 inches from the ground each year. They bloom on new growth so there is no need to keep last year's stems.


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