Re: Butterfly Bush

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Posted by Newt on May 15, 2003 at 23:28:06:

In Reply to: Butterfly Bush posted by Elise on May 12, 2003 at 13:06:16:

: I live in Northwest Iowa. My butterfly bush that was planted last spring was beautiful last year. This spring it has failed to produce any new growth and looks dead. Is it too early yet for new buds?

Hi Elise,
It may be too early for your butterfly bush to show new growth since you are in zone 4. With no disrespect to Waverly, these bushes are best pruned in late winter before the leaves start to show. In your area, February to March would be fine.


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