hi, can anyone tell me if buddjlea bushes have deep roots, thanks


  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 11,891

    I think buddleias have a fairly shallow fibrous root system.

  • lynne24lynne24 Posts: 121

    thanks busy-lizzie

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 42,755

    Yes, I agree with Lizzie image

    A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in - Greek proverb 
  • lynne24lynne24 Posts: 121

    thanks again, i need to dig one out, its in the wrong place, i have put buddjlea buzz around the garden for the butterflies, i would like to put a berry bush in its place, (part shade) any suggestions, thanks

  • lynne24lynne24 Posts: 121

    never heard of them, will look them up, thanks verdun, will the birds like them?

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 11,891

    Birds like hawthorn and cotoneaster, both of which will grow in part shade.

  • lynne24lynne24 Posts: 121

    hi buzzy-lizzie, i think hawthorne would be a great idea, i should have thought of it myself, right by my house we had an overgrown site that used to be a convent it was full of hawthorn and many other bushes and trees, it was full of birds which would feed in my garden, they have recently ripped it all out to build 2 blocks of flats, so we have lost a lot of the birds, so planting things like hawthorn will hopefully encourage them back, so thanks for your idea

  • Ihave a Hawthorn as a tree and it looks great in winter and great in spring.My neighbour has a hedge of hawthorn and it looks stunning when its clipped well and the seasons show the berries or the flowers.image

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