PRUNING BUTTERFLY BUSHES - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by bhaugh01
August 4, 2007
WHEN TO PRUNE AND HOW TO PRUNE?


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Answer from NGA
August 4, 2007
Barry,

Prune them back by 1/2 in late winter. Then after the first bloom flush fades shear them back a little to remove the spent blooms and encourage more growth and blooms. You can repeat this once or twice more during the growing season. It may help to provide a little fertilizer and then water it in well following each shearing.

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