Too late to prune Buddleja?

Katie5Katie5 Posts: 4


Hi I planted a Buddleja last June in my garden which I am slowly renovating. I was advised to cut it back each year as I don't have much space, but it wasn't that big in the winter so I left it not realising how much it would grow! It's now huge and taking over the flower bed. Can I still prune it now without preventing it from flowering?

thanks for your help



  • DaintinessDaintiness Posts: 949

    Don't prune it right back but take it back a reasonable amount to suit your needs - cutting just above side shoots. You could leave  longer branches at the back of the bush which are (hopefully) not causing a problem so you get a layered effect. The shrub will probably flower later or you will get staggered and therefore a longer flowering period if you don't cut back all the stems. Hope this makes sense...image

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,168

    ...and then cut it back hard in the Autumn to stop the wind rocking it all winter. I cut mine back to within 30 cm (1') of the ground.

  • Katie5Katie5 Posts: 4

    Thank you both for your advice image

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