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When to prune buddleia?


By Cestina

South Bohemia, Czech Republic Cz

My buddleia is growing very large - do I prune it now, before the severe czech winter, or leave it till I get back here in early May next year?



The best time to prune is about now just take about a third off. then give a hard prune in the spring.

28 Oct, 2009


I reduce mine up to a half nov time to prevent wind rock then down again by half in march april depending on the weather. I always take a cutting just in case the mother plant dies.

28 Oct, 2009


I give mine a light trim to tidy them up now but then give them a more severe pruning in spring when the frosts have gone.

28 Oct, 2009


I prune very hard almost as soon as the flowers are finished. I find this has worked over the years and always seem to get strong growth the following Spring.

30 Oct, 2009


Thanks for all the advice. I have taken it back quite hard and will see how it looks in the spring.....

30 Oct, 2009

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