Transplanting Butterfly bush - Knowledgebase Question

New Cumberland, Pe
Question by rmnash
September 23, 2008
I live near Harrisburg, PA. When is best time to transplant butterfly bush? Should I trim it back a lot?

Rich Nash

Answer from NGA
September 23, 2008


It would be easiest on your butterfly bush if you waited until spring to move it. After moving you can prune it back.

Butterfly bush, also known as Buddleia Davidii, blooms on new growth. Therefore, stems should be pruned back to 1-2 ft. in early spring to encourage large, lush flower spikes.

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