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Buddleja davidii

Butterfly bush

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height1.5m to 4m
  • Spread3m to 5m
  • Growth HabitArching bushy
  • Flower ColourPurple, red
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

Description

Buddleja davidii (Butterfly bush). This species of shrub will attract large numbers and varieties of butterflies to your garden. In midsummer long dense flower clusters will appear in profusion and are available in colours that range from deep midnight purple to white, yellow and pink. You should keep them trimmed for a neat appearance and deadhead to prolong the flowering.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Other common names

Summer lilac, Orange eye

Origin

China and Japan

Interest and use

Banks, hedging, specimen, ornamental, fragrance, border, cutting bed, container. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist, Dry or Moist

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

Propagate from semi-ripe cuttings in early summer, or root the hardwood cuttings in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to caterpillars and mullein moth.

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