Pruning Buddleia

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Pruning Buddleia

Postby gardenlaw » Sun Oct 02, 2005 12:21 pm

When and how is the best time to prune a buddleia?
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Postby Beech » Sun Oct 02, 2005 12:41 pm

We've just taken chunks out of ours, but we just reduce the weight for the winter and leave hard pruning until spring, when you can see what parts of the plant are shooting. We learned that hard pruning in the autumn can lead to losing the shrub.

Derby City Council gardening tips suggest the best time to prune is February.
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Postby despair » Sun Oct 02, 2005 3:31 pm

Assume we are talking about usual Buddlea Davidii
not the orange puff ball one ......cant remember its name for the minute but pruning on that is very different

I agree with beech reduce the shrub by a 1/3 now and then cut hard back in spring to just above 2 emerging shoots on each stem

If you cut back any furthur late frosts can kill the shrub

feed with lots of good compost and water well
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