Pruning Shrubbery – Butterfly Bushes

Q: I need basic information on pruning shrubbery, including my butterfly bush. 

A: It is good you have a butterfly bush to experiment on because the results of pruning this shrub are so dramatic. You can simply remove everything down to 12 – 18 inches above the ground in January. This results in lots of new growth on which your flowers will be produced in summer. I have lots of pruning tips
plus an excellent UGA guide at

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