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BUDDLEJA colvilei

Commonly known as Buddleia, Butterfly bush, Summer lilac

Our choice as the most attractive and unusual variety of buddleja. Large panicles of dark red flowers at the ends of each stem in early summer
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£17.50 each

  • Deciduous - to semi evergreen. Lance-shaped, dark-green leaves to 12cm (5in) or more.
  • Shades of pink - All shades of pink through to Carmine (red) - dark pink to red
  • Height - 6m (20ft)
  • Spread - 6m (20ft)
  • Tall Shrub - upright, stoutly-branched shrub or small tree
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F) - borderline
  • Against a wall
  • Full sun - protect from cold winter winds
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - wildlife plant - bees, butterflies and other insects.
  • Pests & Diseases - capsid bugs, caterpillars, figwort weevil, mullein moth, red spider mites.
  • Place of origin - Himalayas. Discovered in 1849 by Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817-1911), explorer and botanist.
  • Flower Shape - Panicles - - tight, pendent, terminal, occasionally axillary, panicles to 20cm (8in) long
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 2
    Suitable for: Deciduous shrubs and trees that flower in Spring or early Summer on previous year's growth, including plants that produce new growth at or near ground level.
    Pruning: Prune flowered shoots to strong buds. Cut back approximately 1/4 of old shoots to the base to promote replacement growth.
    When: Annually, after flowering.

    RHS groups 2 & 3
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers -
  • Seasonal Interest - Summer -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
  • Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly spreading -
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Rabbit Resistant
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Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  6m (20ft)
 

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Commonly known as: Buddleia, Butterfly bush, Summer lilac.
Our choice as the most attractive and unusual variety of buddleja. Large panicles of dark red flowers at the ends of each stem in early summer
£17.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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