BUDDLEJA stenostachya

Commonly known as Buddleia, Butterfly bush

Woolly leaves and lilac mauve flowers
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
  • Purple
    Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
    Lilac-mauve
  • Height
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Spread
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
  • Tender - cool or frost free greenhouse
    Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen. Except in frost-free inner-city areas or coastal extremities requires glasshouse conditions. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 1°C (34°F)
    Use loam-based compost (JI No. 3) in full light
  • Full sun

BUDDLEJA stenostachya

 
Available again from summer 2022 - Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
£17.50 each 
Delivery Information Available again from summer 2022
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    A form af B. nivea. An Ernest Wilson introduction, 1908. Shy to flower
    Pests & Diseases
    Capsid bugs, caterpillars, figwort weevil, mullein moth, red spider mite
    Place of origin
    China (western Sichuan)
  • Flower Shape
    Panicles
    Very narrow panicles to 15cm (6in) long
  • Hardiness
    Half hardy (down to 0)
  • 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
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Butterfly friendly
    Rabbit Resistant
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1.5m (5ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.5m (5ft)
 

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