Butterfly Bush - Knowledgebase Question

Clinton Twsp, MI
Question by ramguy1234
March 24, 2001
I have a butterfly bush. Do I need to cut it back? If so, how much and when?

thank you

Answer from NGA
March 24, 2001


I assume you are referring to a buddleia, commonly called butterfly bush. They don't have to be cut back, but doing so will promote new growth, which produces more flowers. They are best cut back in late winter to early spring.

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