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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
pale butterfly bush
Buddleja can be evergreen or deciduous shrubs, occasionally trees or scrambling climbers with simple leaves and panicles of small, tubular fragrant flowers
B. officinalis is a medium to large, semi-evergreen shrub with pale mauve, yellow-eyed, strongly fragrant flowers through winter into early spring. Leaves are dark green and strongly felted grey-white beneath with some sparser hairs on the upper surface too at times
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
SoilSand, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Under glass grow in a well-drained loam-based compost (JI No. 3) in full light and with good ventilation. Water freely when in growth but more sparingly in winter. Can be grown on a warm, sheltered wall in particularly mild locations
Root semi-ripe cuttings in summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Prune back to a framework in spring; pruning group 6
Pests Susceptible to capsid bug, caterpillars, figwort weevil, mullein moth and glasshouse red spider mite
Generally trouble free
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