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BUDDLEJA alternifolia

Commonly known as Buddleia, Butterfly bush, Fountain buddleja

Mauvish-purple flowers along stems
Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - alternate, lance-shaped leaves to 7cm (3in) long. Leaves are dark-green or silvery-green.
  • Purple - Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet - mauvish purple
  • Height - 4m (13ft)
  • Spread - 4m (13ft)
  • Tall Shrub - or small tree with slender, arching shoots. Flowers on previous year's growth in dense clusters 4cm (1½in) long.
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy 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)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - makes an excellent specimen trained as a standard. Wildlife plant - bees, butterflies and other insects.
  • Pests & Diseases - capsid bugs, caterpillars, figwort weevil, mullein moth, red spider mites.
  • Place of origin - China
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Leaf margin - Entire - see photos above
  • Leaf shape - Lanceolate - see photos above
  • 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 - - intensely fragrant.
  • Seasonal Interest - Summer -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Rabbit Resistant
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4m (13ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  4m (13ft)
 

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Commonly known as: Buddleia, Butterfly bush, Fountain buddleja.
Leaves are covered with silvery hairs giving this form a silvery sheen
£17.00 each 
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