Poorly buddlea buzz

I planted a buddlea buzz in a container last year. I pruned it inAutumn and again in spring and it looked really healthy until this last week when it has started to develop wilting yellow leaves and doesn't seem to be improving after watering. Any ideas what is causing it please? 


  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    Lack of nutrients? Im sure more opinions to come image
  • gardengirl6gardengirl6 Posts: 223

    Mine has gone the same way.   I originally planted it into a container in 2012.    It is getting enough water, and is in a sunny position.   Any ideas would be welcomed.

  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    If you havent changed the compost or fed often, it will be starving image
  • I haven't changed compost since planted last year so will do that tomorrow. I haven't been feeding it either as I thought I only needed to do that when it starts to flower. What best to feed with? I have blood fish & bone or chicken pellets & also comfrey tea and how often should I be feeding? Thank you so much for fast response.

  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    Compost only has enough feed in for a few months image
  • Ok job for today . Thank you everyone.

  • FleurisaFleurisa Posts: 779

    if a buddleja will happily grow from a brick wall or chimney pot, they can't need that much feeding, can they?

  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    The cultivated ones are less tough, i grew one a couple of years ago, not a clue where it is now, but was quite supprised, it needed more care than i expected image
  • FleurisaFleurisa Posts: 779

    I've got those buzz buddlejas, they put on quite a bit of growth for a 'compact' plant, if I feed them they might take over the garden

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