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RE: Buddleia davidii a noxious weed???

I have been able to prune this down to the ground and still have a sizeable
bush with gobs of flowers.  This is a VERY hardy plant in our area...I
think it is more than just heat...it is heat plus moisture that makes it
somewhat invasive.

Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN

> [Original Message]
> From: Melody <mhobertm@excite.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 03/31/2004 4:01:48 AM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Buddleia davidii a noxious weed???
> Well, with all the talk about buddleias, that prompts my question:
> How much of this plant, about eight feet high and five feet wide, is it
> safe to prune off for the new year's growing season? I was thinking
> 1/3...anybody with thoughts on this?
> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
> "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
> --Albert Einstein
>  --- On Sun 03/28, Tchessie < tchessie@comcast.net > wrote:
> From: Tchessie [mailto: tchessie@comcast.net]
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2004 21:42:49 -0800
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Buddleia davidii a noxious weed???
> This has been an interesting thread to follow. I have 2 buddleia
> and<br>neither have spread at all- none. So I don't think i tis only
> temperature<br>that makes the difference though- heck, mine never dies
> back or even looses<br>its leaves. So, other environmental factors must
> be present for it so<br>multiply. Certainly isn't a problem
> here.<br><br>Theresa<br>Sac, CA<br><br>-----Original
> Message-----<br>From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net
> [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On<br>Behalf Of Bonnie Holmes<br>Sent:
> Friday, March 26, 2004 8:38 AM<br>To: gardenchat<br>Subject: Re: [CHAT]
> Buddleia davidii a noxious weed???<br><br><br>I've been thinking about
> the exchanges re Buddleia davidii a noxious<br>weed? Those of you
> further north may not experience this problem but I<br>am seeing my
> Buddleia spreading like privet. I am constantly pulling it<br>out or
> repotting to give away (thus, perhaps, spreading the problem).
> I<br>never purchased a Nandina but now have three thriving in my yard
> and<br>have seen several in the wooded areas nearby. Some of my
> neighbors have<br>planted it so it think it spread that way. So, I am
> thinking that I<br>might be spreading Buddleia as those who planted
> privet and Paulownia,<br>not realizing that they could become problems,
> especially with these<br>short, mild winters we have been having. We are
> also seeing a reduction<br>in songbirds and other wildlife...I know part
> of it is due to urban<br>sprawl and cell towers but I wonder if lack of
> native food isn't<br>contributing.<br><br><br>Bonnie Zone 6+
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