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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.

BUDDLEJA alternifolia 'Argentea'

Commonly known as Buddleia, Butterfly bush, Fountain buddleja

Leaves are covered with silvery hairs giving this form a silvery sheen
Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - 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 -
  • 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 - Spring -
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Rabbit Resistant
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Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
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