Pruning Buddleja globosa - Buddleia
globosa - Orange Ball Tree.
Buddleja or Buddleia globosa is unlike its 'butterfly
bush' cousins, in that it does not need to be hard pruned every spring.
It rarely need pruning - other than to constrain its
size or to rectify a bit of damage.
When to Prune Buddleia globoda.
Leave the pruning too late and
you will not get flowers the following year. If it is grown as a
screening shrub - and it is superb for this - then this particular
Buddleia will not normally need pruning.
Simply cut back any flowered stems to a strong bud.
This pruning can be just below the dead flower, or further back if you wish to
re-shape the Buddleja
It is also a good idea to cut back one in four of the
older branches to as near as ground level as possible. This will ensure
a good healthy supply of new growth at lower levels - eventually to form
the framework of the shrub - small tree!
If size is a real problem, don't try to move it - it
will not work. Instead, cut it back hard all over. But, it will regain
its original size in a year or so. It will withstand annual pruning,
but again, this should be done right after flowering.
Buddleja globosa here
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