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By Cokeyg

Leicestershire, United Kingdom Gb

Hi,i live at the back of a railway embankment and want to plant a buddleia at the end of my garden, and i have just read the plant is considered invasive.
Am i in my rights to still plant this.



Yes, if you're planting it on your property. If you're worried about it proliferating on the railway, dead head the spent flowers.

14 Oct, 2011


Yes. Millions of gardens across the UK have buddleia without it spreading everywhere and without it being any problem. Carry on.

Oddly enough it is of the the most common shrubs that you see along the railway embankments so one more from you will not do the nation any harm.

14 Oct, 2011


I certainly do not view it as invasive far worse shrubs. One has self seeded in our garden and as it is in an awkward spot am simply going to let be. I will keep it well cut back and the insect life will love it when it flowers. The trick, if there is a trick, is not to let it grow bigger than you want it to, prune hard.

14 Oct, 2011


And if you need to you can prune often without killing the plant. You may lose some flowers, that's all.

14 Oct, 2011



14 Oct, 2011


Thankyou to everyone who answered me on my buddleia question,i am very grateful .

15 Oct, 2011

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