BUDDLEJA davidii 'Harlequin'

Commonly known as Buddleia, Butterfly bush

Variegated form of Royal Red
Further Reading....

BUDDLEJA davidii 'Harlequin'

 
  • Deciduous
    leaves, yellow-margined when young, cream-margined when mature, to 25cm (10in) long.
  • Red
    Purplish red
  • Height
    2m (6½ft)
  • Spread
    1.4m (4ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Variable, fast-growing shrub
  • 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.
  • Pests & Diseases
    capsid bugs, caterpillars, figwort weevil, mullein moth and red spider mites
  • Place of origin
    China, Japan. Garden origin. 1964. Sport of 'Royal Red'
  • Flower Shape
    Panicles - dense panicles 15-20cm (6-8in) long long
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf Colour (if not green)
    Gold variegated
  • Silver variegated
  • Leaf margin
    Entire see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate see photos above
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 4
    Suitable 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 Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
  • Butterfly friendly
  • Rabbit Resistant
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2m (6½ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  1.4m (4ft)
 

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