Return to the New England Gardening Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Cold, so late pruning Buddleias

Posted by carol6ma_7ari zones 6 %26 7a (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 29, 11 at 13:33

I hope it's not too late for this, but I'll be cutting back the big last-year's growth on my Buddleia bushes tomorrow. They reached to 8 ft. high and I usually cut them back to about 3 ft. Since they bloom later (not in Spring), it seems to work out OK.

Has everyone else here in zone 6 already cut back their Buddleias?

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Cold, so late pruning Buddleias

Hi Carol, I haven't pruned my buddleia yet either. I did see new growth on one at least. I think I will do it this weekend. I normally cut mine back to a foot off the ground and it's 7ft by August. I have a new dwarf variety and I'm undecided about how far back to cut it.

RE: Cold, so late pruning Buddleias

I usually prune mine when I see growth. But then again, when it starts growing there's usually plenty else to do as well. Guess I should prune mine soon as well! LOL

RE: Cold, so late pruning Buddleias

I just started cutting mine back the past couple weekends when I was able to get out in the garden and start clearing winter debris from the beds. I have several buddleias in different beds so they got pruned back to about 6-8 inches as I moved from one to the next. Two or three of mine are established plants; a few others are from winter sown seeds and haven't yet put on more than a few feet of growth. They all had new growth to some extent but I just pruned them back anyway.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the New England Gardening Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here