They survive on train tracks and the sides of buildings. I tried getting rid of an enormous one that previous owners let get so big it covered our window. I just keeps coming back again and again. I look forward to the day it dies!!!
But it's always the way isn't it? The plants you nurture die and the ones you hate survive 😂
We have had Buddleia in our garden for years and they never grew above about 12 inches but we left them alone. Over last summer they shot up to well over 6 feet and are taking over - why would they suddenly grow like that after being dormant for over 8 years?
My grandma didn’t like buddleias because they reminded her of bombsites in the war- they carried on growing even there! I however have managed to kill 3 quarters of one with over zealous pruning last year. No doubt the remaining quarter will be 6 ft tall again by the end of the summer
One of ours is growing near a tree which has sentimental value, is it likely to damage the tree? If so, I will be out with the shears tomorrow. Ironically we planted the tree there for screening because the buddleia wasn't doing anything and then it suddenly started to grow.
One of ours is lovely, it's keeping it's shape nicely and looks good but the other has got too big for it's boots and is growing ridiculously tall and can't support it's weight. It's going to be cut down to ground level next time I get out in the garden. I can't move it either as we have got one either side of the garden and they look good like that. It's purely by chance as we didn't plant them there.