Buddleias derive from Asia and are easy to grow in any garden. They need annual pruning to look their best. Hardy buddleia plants can be grown at any time of the year, but you need to water them well if you plant them in the summer in full leaf.
Buddleia, known as buddleja davidii, is a shrub with multiple shoots which tend to grow and flower fast.
This butterfly bush is a favourite of many gardeners because of its delicious fragrance and its attractiveness to pollinators.
Buddleia is an easy and fast-growing shrub that flourishes best in sunny areas with well-drained soil.
There are larger and smaller varieties that are suitable for borders and pots.
You should prune just above a bud or a growing shoot.
If you would like the plant to grow taller than three metres, you should leave the stems up to 24 inches long.
Make sure to remove any dead stubs and branches on the main trunk to minimise the chance of dieback.
Also, thin out any crossing branches to prevent rubbing and remove any thin twiggy growth sprouting from the base.
Buddleia is very hardy and can manage if you cut back the plant vigorously.