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BUDDLEJA lindleyana

Commonly known as Buddleia, Butterfly bush

Slender spikes of fragrant deep violet flowers
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
£13.50 each 
MULTIBUY SAVING

Any 3+ £11.00 each

Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2021
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  • Deciduous - dark-green leaves 10cm (4in) long on square stems.
  • Purple - Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet - deep violet
  • Height - 2m (6½ft)
  • Spread - 2m (6½ft)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - upright, somewhat arching, slender-stemmed shrub
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - wildlife plant - bees, butterflies and other insects.
  • Pests & Diseases - capsid bugs, caterpillars, figwort weevil, mullein moth, red spider mites.
  • Place of origin - China. Discovered by George Forrest, introduced by Robert Fortune ( Scottish botanists) in 1843 and named after John Lindley, English botanist.
  • Flower Shape - Panicles - - flowers 2cm (¾in) long in nodding panicles to 20cm (8in) long
  • Spikes
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Leaf margin - Entire - see photos above
  • Leaf shape - Ovate - 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 -
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  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Butterfly friendly
  • Rabbit Resistant
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2m (6½ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft)
 

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