pruning butterfly bushes - Knowledgebase Question

Milltown, NJ
Question by roadtrip320
May 11, 2007
when do I prune butterfly bushes to get maximum flowers each year?

Answer from NGA
May 11, 2007


Butterfly bushes bloom on new growth, so the time to prune is early spring. Trim off any winter killed branches, then as it regrows you can pinch or lightly prune one or twice to encourage branching. Once it begins blooming, deadheading will help encourage additional blooms.

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