Q.Trimming A Large Burning Bush
Live in zone 5, burning bush has been growing for years and it is stunning in the fall. Last winter it was damaged in the middle from the snow. Is it possible to trim the center and have it fill in in the next few years?
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Burning bush responds well to trimming, even severely cutting it back to within 3 inches of the ground to rejuvenate the shrub. It's best to wait till late winter or early spring to prune, however.
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