I have a purple smoke bush I want to prune back. Should I do it this fall or...

Asked July 29, 2014, 8:31 AM EDT

I have a purple smoke bush I want to prune back. Should I do it this fall or in the spring? Thank you

Mower County Minnesota

1 Response

Thank you for the question. Smoke bush should be pruned in the early spring before growth begins. Read all about pruning: http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/trees-shrubs/pruning-trees-shrubs/

Check out this Virginia Tech publication about the various forms of pruning for smoke bush. Smokebush, Smoketree