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Buddleja davidii - 'Harlequin' (Variegated Butterfly Bush)

Buddleja davidii - 'Harlequin' (Variegated Butterfly Bush)
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Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Deciduous
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush
Size Large Border / Screening Plant (1.8 to 3m height)
Colours Purple Flowers (Summer late), Variegated green-white Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Buddleja davidii Description

This fast growing deciduous shrub produces masses of small orange globe shaped blossom throughout summer. Fast growing Buddleia requires space, so place at back of bed. 5m tall x 4m.


Buddleja davidii - Cultivation Notes

This Buddleia will flourish in most well drained soils, especially chalk. Plant in full sun for the best show of flowers. Keeping pruning to a minimum and plant at back of border to allow space to grow.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Buddleja davidii:

  • Attracts wildlife to feed or nest
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Ideal for fast growing screening
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Weaknesses of Buddleja davidii

  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers
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