Smoke Bush's Dead Wood
Hello, I planted this Smoke Bush two summer's ago. The old wood is dead but this there is new growth at its base. Should I cut off the dead wood down to the new growth? This is the first time this has happened. Thank you, again, for your help. Suzanne Kelly
Alpena County Michigan
Thank you for your question about your Smoke Bush. I think it is a good idea to take the dead out. Here is a great article about different pruning styles for this awesome plant! I’ve included another just as an FYI about pruning.