Pruning butterfly bush, russian sage, smoke tree
Hi there--I know that they suggest cutting back all of these plants early spring, but they don't really get all that big here in the Springs. Do I cut them back or not? Last year I let the butterfly bushes stay full height and they didn't suffer except possible fewer blooms. Is that the reason to cut back? My smoke tree dies to the ground anyway (any ideas for getting it to stay alive higher up the tree?). Any other cutting back in the spring for perennials and shrubs that I should know about??? Blue Mist Spirea?