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Buddleja lindleyana

Lindley's butterfly bush

B. lindleyana is a deciduous shrub with ovate leaves to 20cm long, and curved, tubular, violet flowers 2cm long, borne in lax slender panicles at the ends of the branches in late summer

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Size
Ultimate height
1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
1.5–2.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Purple Green
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Scrophulariaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Buddleja can be evergreen or deciduous shrubs, occasionally trees or scrambling climbers with simple leaves and panicles of small, tubular fragrant flowers

Name status

Correct

Plant range
China, Japan

How to grow

Cultivation

Under glass grow in loam-based potting compost in full light with good ventilation. Water freely in summer and keep just moist in winter. Can be grown outdoors in a sheltered site

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings in summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Coastal
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Wildlife gardens
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Pruning group 6

Pests

May be attacked by glasshouse whitefly and glasshouse red spider mite

Diseases

Generally disease free

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