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BUDDLEJA forrestii

Commonly known as Buddliea, Butterfly bush

Fragrant panicles of creamy white to pale lilac flowers

£15.00 each

 

  • Deciduous - lance-shaped, 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
  • 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 - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • 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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