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I have a Buddleja Morning Mist in a sunny well-drained bed. The label says it grows no higher than one metre, which suite me. But how hard should I prune it - down to the ground in March or not so drastically? I've had it a few years and have pruned it to about 6 inches, but it has now a narrow base and a top-heavy looking upper part with its leaves and flowers. Has anyone got a similar shrub and how are you pruning it. Thanks

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  • Posted: Mon. 9th February 2015 10:45

Re: How to prune Buddleja Morning Mist

Reply from Kathy C

Hi, Jan,
Buddleja is one shrub that can be cut back almost to the base to rejuvenate the plant. Do this in early spring and try to cut just above an outward-facing bud to encourage low branches to sprout out.
All the best,
Kathy C

  • Posted: Tue. 10th February 2015 18:58

Re: How to prune Buddleja Morning Mist

Reply from Amanda

I'm assuming that the miniature buddleas are the same as the larger ones in that they just have a single stem rather than sprouting many stems from the ground and if so I would leave at least two bud joints on the stem in case one fails, so I would not cut it down to ground level unless you're absolutely sure. But I see this post is from last year so I would be interested to know what you did in the end?

  • Posted: Sun. 7th August 2016 14:48