to prune or not to prune

i bought a couple of 'blue chip' dwarf buddleias last year but the planting instructions didn't say whether to prune or not to maintain their shape and promote flowers. 

advice please!


  • I've just pruned my dwarf buddleias for the 3rd year in a row - definitely recommended. the first year  I took about half the growth off.  


  • I've had my Buddlielas for several years and both are in large pots. I prune mine every spring by a least a half. Pruning them hard helps promote flowers and they grow a nice shape. I scrape some of the compost off the top and top dress them with new, and I keep them fed and water well all through the summer. Last summer they were covered in flowers and of course butterflies.

  • thanks for that!  i've no problem with cutting back my normal buddleias but was shy of doing the same to the dwarf variety!

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