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BUDDLEJA alternifolia 'Argentea'

Commonly known as Buddleia, Butterfly bush, Fountain buddleja

Leaves are covered with silvery hairs giving this form a silvery sheen
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Estimated availability autumn 2020 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
£17.00 each

Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2020
  • Deciduous - lance-shaped, silvery-green leaves to 7cm (3in) long.
  • 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.
  • 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 - - wildlife plant - bees, butterflies and other insects. Makes an excellent specimen if trained as a standard
  • Pests & Diseases - capsid bugs, caterpillars, figwort weevil, mullein moth, red spider mites.
  • Place of origin - China
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Leaf Colour (if not green) - Silver -
  • 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 - Spring -
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  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Rabbit Resistant
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Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  4m (13ft)
 

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