Buddleja: planting, maintenance, pruning

buddleja en fleur

Buddleja has beautiful flower clusters that attract butterflies.

Name  : Buddleja
Family  : Scrophularia
Type  : Shrub

Height
 2 to 4 m
Exhibition  : Sunny
Sol  : Ordinary, rather rich

Foliage
 Null and void –  Flowering  Summer

Planting, caring and pruning are actions that will improve the flowering and growth of the buddleja. (Photo©cast)

Planting the buddleja

Preferably in the fall or spring if purchased in a container.
During the first few weeks after planting, water regularly to promote rooting.

Choose a place that is sunny but not hot.

  • Follow the planting tips for the buddleja.

Buddleja size

You have 2 solutions to carve your buddleja, in any case to the late winter  :

  • To reshape your buddleja:
    Prune the previous year’s shoots while giving a beautiful silhouette to the buddleja.
  • To rejuvenate your buddleia frankly:
    Fold it down as hard as you like, and it will come out looking better.

About the buddleja

buddleja papillon Also called “Butterfly tree”, the buddleja blooms in summer to the delight of our butterfly friends.

Offering pretty panicles whose colours range from white to red, pink and purple, this shrub is ideal for planting in hedges, but also in isolated areas or in shrubberies.

Prune short from November onwards. This will give your shrub even more vigour!

Also read about shrubs:

  • Create a flowering hedge
  • Create a varied and natural hedge