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Why is my smoke bush dying?
Last Updated: 13th June, 2020
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In respect to this, should I prune my smoke bush?
The rule for pruning deciduous flowering plants states that if it flowers after June 1, like the smoke bush, you need to prune in early spring. Smoke tree pruning can also be done in late winter if you wish to rejuvenate the plant and cut it all the way to the ground.
Likewise, how do you take care of a smoke tree? Young plants should be watered deeply and regularly, but once established, smoke bush has good resistance to drought. Mulch the base of the shrubs with wood chips or bark mulch to keep weeds away and soil moist.
Consequently, how fast do smoke bushes grow?
Growth Rate The purple smoke tree grows moderately fast. The Arbor Day Foundation defines this as vertical growth of 13 to 24 inches per year.
Do smoke trees lose their leaves?
Smoke trees lose their leaves in the winter but in the spring their new growth and fluffy clusters of flowers attract admirers. They can be cut back in late winter like any shrub. The result is lush growth in the spring, keeping the plant to 6 or 8 feet.