Re: [gardeners] buddleia needs help

Annetta Green (
Tue, 6 Jun 2000 19:11:01 -0400

Give the tree a good soaking and let it drain, but don't let it dry out for
a while.  You may want to cut back the bush a little too, as it is losing a
lot of water from it's leaves and not pulling enough through the roots.
Essentially, it was root pruned when you dug it up.  A lot of the little
tiny end roots that pull up water and nutrients were left behind or damaged.
Trimming the top may give it a little help, by giving the roots less to
support.  It is a good idea to root prune a few months before you move a
bush, by pushing the shovel down around the root ball, that way those little
capillary roots form closer to the root ball you will be moving later.
Anne in FL
zone 9b, sunset 26

I'd rather be gardening
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Subject: [gardeners] buddleia needs help

> Hi All,
> I've been lurking for awhile but now I have a question.  I transplanted a
> buddleia (sp?) (butterfly bush) this am.  Pretty big one, about 5'.  Not
> much root came with it.  Anyway, it's really droopy right now.  It's in
> full sun.  I'm wondering if there's anything I can do to help it?  I
> thought about misting it, but am worried it might sunburn?  Any ideas out
> there?  Thanks.
> Barb