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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.

BUDDLEJA forrestii

Commonly known as Buddliea, Butterfly bush

Fragrant panicles of creamy white to pale lilac flowers

Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
£15.00 each

 

  • 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
  • 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) -
  • 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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