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Propagating sterile buddleia

Sean4Sean4 Posts: 2

I have a rare white-flowering variegated buddleia. It's sterile, so no new plants every year, but it's still vigorous and healthy. I've tried taking cuttings which died fairly quickly. Does anyone have any good tips that they could share? I'd really love to have more shrubs to share with friends; everyone that sees it falls in love with it! Thanks!


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,431

    Cuttings aren't my strong point but I'd take hardwood cuttings now, young shoot cuttings in spring (as soon as there are some) and more cuttings later on through the summer. Something will take I'm sure.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • I love buddleias,I have a few different shades and did have a double yellow could try just stick cuttings and see what happens but being sterile it might revert back to the original.image

  • As nutcutlet says, try cuttings now and through the year, several round the edge of a pot filled with a sharp sand/compost mix, and try some in a greenhouse and some outdoors. These things (Buddleia) are usually very keen to reproduce themselves!

    God luck

  • Sean4Sean4 Posts: 2

    Thank you all for your suggestions! I'll keep at it then.  image

  • pinny2pinny2 Posts: 13

    Hi Sean, did you have any luck? Was thinking of trying it too.

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