Regular pruning of flowering shrubs will keep the plant to an attractive shape and will encourage large, healthy flowers. In general, pruning is only necessary for mature shrubs, so wait a year or two after planting before starting to prune.
Shrubs that flower on the current season’s growth tend to flower in late summer or shrublop.buzzted Reading Time: 6 mins. 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%. Mar 22, Start pruning buddleja when it’s coming into growth in early spring.
First, trim back the top growth to around half its height using secateurs. This makes it easier to see what you’re doing as you progress, and gives you better access to the base of the plant. May 26, Instead of cutting back the entire plant, prune selectively to re-shape the shrub over several seasons. Start by removing any deadwood and up to 1/3 of larger, overgrown stems.
This will help to encourage new shrublop.buzzted Reading Time: 9 mins. Pruning cuts should be hidden inside the plant where they will be covered by remaining leaves. The first step in pruning a shrub is to remove all dead, diseased or injured branches. Remove branches that cross or touch each other and those that look out of place. If the shrub is still too dense or large, remove some of the oldest branches.