Butterfly Bushes

When to Cut Back Butterfly Bush

Pricejoyce02 added on November 15, 2016 | Answered

How should I cut it back and how much?

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Answered on November 16, 2016

Butterfly bush should be pruned in the late winter or early spring. This plant blooms on new growth, so cutting it back will promote the grwth of new flowering wood. It can be cut back as much as you please, even back to 12 inches high, without hurting the plant.

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