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Jan 19, Prune your buddleia in early spring by cutting back all the branches to the ground. Stop pruning once your stems are about 1 foot in length to avoid harming the plant. Since buddleias can become overcrowded if too many branches sprout, remove older branches completely.

Then, throughout the flowering season, deadhead spent blooms%. May 26, Cut back all of the woody stalks by about two-thirds in late winter or in early spring, and remove any weak shoots sprouting from the ground. This hard pruning encourages stronger growth at the base of the plant, producing new shoots with flowers developing at their tips throughout the bushdisposal.pwted Reading Time: 8 mins.

Place the cutting in bright but indirect sunlight and keep the soil moist.

Plants become a tangled, woody mess after a couple of years and will need to be cut back every now and then. Buddleia is grown as a herbaceous perennial as far north as hardiness zone 5. Many last all year long in hardiness zones 9 through 11, but they to respond well to yearly cutting to the ground to stimulate fresh growth.

General Information. Mar 19, When trimming a butterfly bush, try cutting back the lateral branches to help train the shrub to grow into a desired shape or keep it within a specific area.

This will also help with filling in unsightly areas of the butterfly bush. Remember, there is no right or wrong way to pruning butterfly bushes. Typically, cutting back the entire plant is Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins. Mar 22, Prune in mild weather. There are exceptions to the rule. Buddleja alternifolia and Buddleja globos a bloom on stems made in the previous season, so cutting back in spring would remove the flower buds. Neither should be hard pruned – instead, cut. Feb 06, As its name suggests, butterfly bush is a natural butterfly attractor, thanks to the fragrant flowers it produces in summer and fall.

This semi-evergreen shrub, also known as buddleia (or buddleja- either way, it's pronounced bud-lee-uh), can reach 6 to 12 feet tall and 4 to 15 feet wide.

Butterfly bush Buddleia sp.

It prefers full sun or light shade. Countless.

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