BUDDLEJA salvifolia

Commonly known as Buddleia, Butterfly bush, South African sagewood

Grey-green leaves and fragrant pale lilac blue flowers in late autumn and early winter
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BUDDLEJA salvifolia

 
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  • Semi-evergreen Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
    Sage-like leaves to 10cm (4in) long on very short stalks.
  • Blue
    Lilac blue
  • Height
    3m (10ft)
  • Spread
    3m (10ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Arching habit
  • 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
    eastern Africa, South Africa.
  • Flower Shape
    Panicles - panicles to 15cm (6in) long
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • 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
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
  • Butterfly friendly
  • Rabbit Resistant
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3m (10ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  3m (10ft)
 

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