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Oct 19, 2016 1:22 AM CST
|I have several buddleia still in flower including two Blue Chip Dwarf variety in large pots. These although dwarf have become rather large and top heavy. I intend to give them a trim to remove the dead flowers before winter, followed by a more substantial prune in the spring.|
Is this the correct treatment.?
R N Millar
Oct 19, 2016 5:48 AM CST
|That is what is recommended.|
They usually grow very vigorously - mine will add six feet of branch each year when healthy, after similar pruning.
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Life is a buffet (anon)
Oct 19, 2016 6:13 PM CST
|Pruning won't discourage Buddleia. I used to cut mine to the ground every couple years and let them start over. |
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Oct 20, 2016 6:55 AM CST
|As well as coming back vigorously from the stump, those limbs can be inserted into garden soil, and will root with no other encouragement.|
It is important to acknowledge that buddleja comes with a huge downside, being considered invasive in areas that get good percipitation.
I'd encourage everyone growing buddleia to read this article, and consider native alternatives: