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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?
I cut them back a bit now so they don't stop so much wind in winter then hack them right back in spring
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.
Great, thanks both
Snap Nut, and both at the same time too