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Buddleja alternifolia

Fountain buddleia

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height2m to 4m
  • Spread3m to 4m
  • Growth HabitArching bushy
  • Flower ColourLavender
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades

Description

Buddleja alternifolia (Fountain buddleia). This is a deciduous woody shrub, It is covered with flowers in late spring and early summer. The flowers are very profuse and will attract lots of butterflies and maybe even some hummingbirds in the right area. They may need some support early when they are small to develop.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

China

Interest and use

Specimen, banks, hedging, walls, trellis, ornamental, cutting bed, border, fragrance Summer interest.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilSandy, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Cultivation

They are fully to half hardy, and will require full sun with fertile well drained soil. Suitable for a mixed or shrub border, they are generally easy to grow. Prune hard in winter to control shape.

Propagation

You can propagate by softwood or semi-ripe cuttings in the summer or by hardwood cuttings in the winter.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Caterpillars, mullein moth, capsid bugs.

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