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Pruning large buddleia?

56KBs56KBs Posts: 2

Hi all, I currently rent a property in which a rather large buddleia exists, it currently is very annoying in size due to it taking up a large area at the end of the garden whilst also blocking access to the shed - Now I remember reading that they can be trimmed back a lot in spring but I'm wondering how far can I trim mine back to ensure it isn't killed?

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  • darren636darren636 Posts: 666
    You can take them almost to the ground.



    Cut back to a strong framework down low

    It'll bounce back quickly
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,566

    But don't cut below the lowest budsimage

    You can take loads off that one

  • darren636darren636 Posts: 666
    Indeed,

    Someone pruned a camellia in my garden down to below buds , looks a right mess, but I'm slowly getting some shape back.

    Buddleia is much faster growing though. You'd need to massacre it to stop it!
  • 56KBs56KBs Posts: 2

    Awesome, thanks a lot all - Now I've gotta go buy some tools!

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