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Pruning Buddleia Roots

Posted by valentinetbear z6 PA (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 3, 11 at 23:56

We've had our butterfly bush for a few years now, and I completely forgot I should have been pruning its roots. The poor thing is having a tough time staying green. Can I prune in mid September (our first frost is usually around Halloween), instead of waiting until next spring?

I'm guessing I can't prune in August.


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RE: Pruning Buddleia Roots

Why would you root prune? That may not be the issue. My large White one is about 4 now and I haven't once thought to root prune! Try upping the fertilizer if you're not feeding it often.

Spring is a good time to transplant them too BTW.


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RE: Pruning Buddleia Roots

Because it's one big root ball? Little soil left. It's already in a 2' X 2' X 2' container. I don't have space to put it in a bigger one and I've been happy by the size it grows. I know they can get much bigger, but my yard cannot. lol


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