Buddleya David is an ornamental bushes with luxurious pyramidal candles of inflorescences, mesmerizing not only with beauty, but also with a warm sugar aroma reminiscent of the smell of hyacinths . David's buddleya is grown both as a garden plant and as a pot culture.
The most important procedure for the care of David's buddha is trimming. Usually they write about the spring and autumn procedure, but in our article we will tell you about the summer pruning of buddley, which will help you maintain the attractiveness of the plant at the highest level throughout the season and at the same time prepare the bush for shelter for the winter.
David Buddha Trimming Video
Now is the middle of July, and in our gardens the buddha of David begins to bloom . This is a very attractive plant. I have several bushes of this kind. My plants differ in the form of inflorescences and their color. Here is a buddley with rather large pyramidal bluish inflorescences: sometimes they are narrow and long, up to 30 cm long, and some inflorescences are shorter and wider at the base. Bushes bloom from mid-July until the frosts.
Trimming David's buddley
By removing withered inflorescences, you make the sleeping buds awake, which will form new inflorescences. So with the help of pruning, you can extend the flowering of the buddha of David. I cut the buddha literally every other day, so my bushes are always beautiful and well-groomed.
My other buddley has very large and wide pink inflorescences. This variety in many areas does not winter very well: while the plant is small, it often freezes, and in the spring the bush has to be cut almost to the base. Fortunately, the buddha is well restored and blooms on the shoots of the first year. But for the winter it is desirable to shelter it.
Of course, it is impossible to cover such a huge bush, but by removing withered inflorescences, you simultaneously form the crown of the bush, which will make it easier for you later to shelter the buddha. That is, by removing the tip of the shoot with a withered flower, you stimulate the formation of inflorescences a little lower, then when these inflorescences fade, you cut them off and allow the buds to grow even lower, gradually shortening the buddha's shoots and not allowing it to grow very much . You will have a beautiful, well-groomed bush, blooming until October.
How to prune and cover roses for the winter
By trimming the decorativeness of the David buddha, you will simultaneously prepare it for winter. After regular pruning of wilted inflorescences, you will get a plant no more than 1 m tall by autumn, and it will be possible to cover it without any special difficulties.
I have another buddley, which is half a meter taller than pink and blue. These bushes attract butterflies, bees and bumblebees, which are simply necessary for pollinating plants in the garden. In addition, the buddha of David smells good. I recommend everyone to grow this wonderful plant, especially since it is not at all difficult.