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Commonly known as Buddleia, Butterfly bush
DeciduousNarrowly ovate leaves to 12cm (5in) long.
PurpleShades of purple/mauve/lilac/violetViolet flowers
Tall ShrubVigorous, upright shrub
Hardy - cold winterHardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowWildlife plant - insectsPests & DiseasesCapsid bugs, caterpillars, figwort weevil, mullein moth. red spider mites.Place of originChina. First described by French botanist F. Gagnepain in 1915.
Flower ShapePaniclesSlender panicles to 6cm (2½in) long
Garden Location/ConditionsBorderSuits a mixed or shrub border
(see photos above)
(see photos above)
Pruning groupPruning group 4Suitable for: Deciduous trees and shrubs that flower on current year's growth or are grown for winter stem effect.
Pruning: Hard prune to a low permanent framework.
When: Annually in early Spring.
RHS group 5, 6 & 7
Scented PlantsScented flowers
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soil
WildlifeBee friendlyButterfly friendlyRabbit Resistant