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Buddleja davidii - 'Lochinch' (Butterfly Bush)

Buddleja davidii - 'Lochinch' (Butterfly Bush)
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Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Deciduous, Flowering
Form Compact Rounded Tree
Size Large Border / Screening Plant (1.8 to 3m height)
Colours Light blue Flowers (Summer late), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Buddleja davidii - Cultivation Notes

Buddleia will flourish in all manner of soil, as long as it is well drained, especially chalky soils. Plant in full sun for the best show of flowers. Prune back to trunk if overgrown - this can be done annually, encouraging improved flowering and shape.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Buddleja davidii:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Scented blossom
  • 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
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations

Weaknesses of Buddleja davidii

  • Invasive top growth

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