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Re: new question.....

That's what I do with my butterfly bush as well...I wait until the old
wood starts to leaf out new growth and once I get a pretty good idea
that it is establishing well, then I cut it back pretty harshly. Seems
to do very well...last year I cut it back to about 18 inches and by end
of the growing year it was well over 10 feet tall and 5 feet
wide...plenty big enough.

Hills, IA  zone 5

 --- On Thu 05/05,  < Cersgarden@aol.com > wrote:
From:  [mailto: Cersgarden@aol.com]
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Thu, 5 May 2005 09:41:09 EDT
Subject: Re: [CHAT] new question.....

Donna, I usually have new growth on the old wood and wait til I see that
<br>before I cut it back. If you do not cut back it will get extremely
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