BUDDLEJA forrestii

Commonly known as Buddliea, Butterfly bush

Fragrant panicles of creamy white to pale lilac flowers
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    mid-green leaves to 25cm (10in) long, reddish-hairy underneath
  • Cream
    With orange-yellow throat
  • Tall Shrub
  • Hardy - average winter
    Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
    Borderline
  • Against a wall
  • Full sun
    Shelter from cold, dry winds

BUDDLEJA forrestii

 
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.
£16.00 each 
Delivery Information Available again from summer 2022
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant - bees, butterflies and other insects. Named for George Forrest who introduced it to western cultivation, 1904
    Pests & Diseases
    Capsid bugs, caterpillars, figwort weevil, mullein moth, red spider mites
    Place of origin
    India to western China
  • Flower Shape
    Panicles
    Terminal panicles to 25cm (10in) long
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Serrulate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (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
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Butterfly friendly
    Rabbit Resistant
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