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Buddlia not pruned

GrajeanGrajean Posts: 429
For the first time ever I have not pruned my buddlia and its huge.Too late now?


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,551
    not too late .You'll get the flowers a bit later, but it's better to do it now than NOT do it IMHO
  • GrajeanGrajean Posts: 429
    Should I do a hard prune as normal?
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,551
    hard to say without seeing it. but they're pretty bombproof
  • EricsGardenEricsGarden Posts: 151
    I have a new one I planted last year. I hope it will flower this year. It's new growth is about 8 feet tall now. If I cut a steam will it grow new shoots like a rosemary does? 
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,635
    Not sure what a rosemary does but I just hack my buddleia back whenever it gets out of hand and yes, the stem develops new shoots quite quickly.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • Hi,
    I have pruned my way to a corner of my garden, and found an overgrown butterfly tree, it’s in flower, but about 12 foot and spindly. Can I prune it hard now in beginning of July?
    or should I wait? Thanks
  • FlyDragonFlyDragon Posts: 834
    You can basically do whatever you want to it and it will recover.  
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,638
    Cut it back to just above a pair of leaves on each shoot you want to trim and it should bush out nicely.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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