Ask a Question forum: Trimming butterfly bush

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Doylestown, PA
Jun 6, 2017 10:44 AM CST

I recently closed on a property that has quite a bit of lawn and is pretty overgrown. There are some nice butterfly bushes in the front, but they are too large and overgrown. Everything I read says to trim them in late winter/early spring, and right now it's June. Can I safely trim them back and still get some bloom, or should I wait until next winter to do so?

Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Jun 6, 2017 1:58 PM CST
You can trim them back but you most likely will be sacrificing the blooms for this year.
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Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
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Jun 7, 2017 6:19 PM CST
Yep. Wait til next year. Here in NW Missouri we do it on tax day - April 15.
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