Q: I have a tall butterfly bush that gives me privacy and I don’t want it cut back for the winter. Will the plant still grow ok next year?
A: We usually see the best growth out of butterfly bushes when they are cut back each year to a foot or two. If you want to keep the butterfly bush tall for the winter we can cut it back in early spring.
If butterfly bushes aren't cut back every year they tend to get very woody, which if you don’t mind can help provide year-round privacy.