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  1. #1
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    Butterfly bush wind damage..

    Hello all,

    With the recent storms in the mid-atlantic region, my butterfly bush took quite a bit of beating. It looks as though someone literally plowed through it. It is bent on 2 sides. Is there a way to salvage this bush? (ie. tying it with a string) Or just wait till next spring to trim down?

    Thanks very much in advance!

  2. #2
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    Without seeing it, I would recommend staking it and see if it recovers. I assume this is a Buddleia. Buddleia are weeds in the PNW and if this was in my backyard, I would prune it.

  3. #3
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    Thanks for the quick response!

    Yes, it's a buddleia. I think I'll give it a prune to lighten the load and see if it recovers. Thank you for your help!

  4. #4
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    Trust me.. it will bounce back after your prune.

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