Transplanting a Buddleia

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  1. Wes North Van

    Wes North Van Active Member 10 Years

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    Has anyone had experience transplanting a buddleia Davidii. Mine is about 7 years old and grows to 10' every year. I cut it back to 3' tall during the winter. The trunk is about 1 3/4 to 2" diameter. It stays evergreen but it appears to be fairly dormant right now however new shoots are showing up.
    If it can be transplanted how big should I expect the roots to be?
    What is the success rate like?
    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Lift it promptly, replant and see what happens. If it shrivels and doesn't bounce back later in spring a replacement can be gotten comparatively cheaply and easily. Down here this fast-growing shrub is now being regarded as a pest species.
     
  3. K Baron

    K Baron Well-Known Member

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    Aslo, try cuttings and see how easy it is to mass produce these shrubs. I have had success with cuttings up to 1.5 cm in diameter, and left planted insitu.
     

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