butterfly bush pruning

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butterfly bush pruning

Post by Peter Grunin » Wed, 07 Feb 2001 04:26:32



I've probably read the answer a hundred time, but I always get confused.  In
zone 5, southern Ontario, when do I prune the bush, it is 3 feet high and in
2 feet of snow.  Also I need to know when to prune the hydrangea, it was
also left alone last fall, and I covered it in pine needles. Thanx Terri
(not Peter)
 
 
 

butterfly bush pruning

Post by Lori Couls » Wed, 07 Feb 2001 05:49:11


: I've probably read the answer a hundred time, but I always get confused.  In
: zone 5, southern Ontario, when do I prune the bush, it is 3 feet high and in
: 2 feet of snow.  Also I need to know when to prune the hydrangea, it was
: also left alone last fall, and I covered it in pine needles. Thanx Terri
: (not Peter)

Do Not Prune the butterfly bush (Buddleia) until after all danger of
frost is past...

Lori Coulson

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butterfly bush pruning

Post by Dr. Rev. Chuck, M.D., P.A » Wed, 07 Feb 2001 09:38:32


Quote:


> : I've probably read the answer a hundred time, but I always get confused.  In
> : zone 5, southern Ontario, when do I prune the bush, it is 3 feet high and in
> : 2 feet of snow.  Also I need to know when to prune the hydrangea, it was
> : also left alone last fall, and I covered it in pine needles. Thanx Terri
> : (not Peter)

> Do Not Prune the butterfly bush (Buddleia) until after all danger of
> frost is past...

The cuttings will root easily in plain water.  Don't discard this valuable
ecoterrorism resource!
 
 
 

butterfly bush pruning

Post by Kay Cange » Wed, 07 Feb 2001 06:57:19



Quote:

> I've probably read the answer a hundred time, but I always get confused.  In
> zone 5, southern Ontario, when do I prune the bush, it is 3 feet high and in
> 2 feet of snow.  Also I need to know when to prune the hydrangea, it was
> also left alone last fall, and I covered it in pine needles. Thanx Terri
> (not Peter)

Prune it in the spring, not too long after it starts leafing out. It may
have a lot of winter kill. Don't worry, it'll bounce back, just get rid of
it all.

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Kay Cangemi

A chiel 's amang ye takin' notes - Burns

New York, USDA zone 5
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