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29/09/2013 at 21:55

Bought a well established Budlelia today for a good price. I'ts over a metre tall but is quite bushy at the bottom and has side shoots coming off the main stem. It's still got it's dried flowers on it

Got a good place for it, really want it to well next year, when the best time to prune it?

Thanks

29/09/2013 at 21:59

I cut them back a bit now so they don't stop so much wind in winter then hack them right back in spring

29/09/2013 at 21:59

I'd cut it back by half when you plant it to avoid wind rock loosening the roots over the winter.  

Then in the spring - early March, cut all shoots back to 3 or 4 shoots from the base, pruning to a pair of outward facing buds if possible. 

Repeat every year.

30/09/2013 at 09:55

Great, thanks both

30/09/2013 at 10:56

Snap Nut, and both at the same time too 

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