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Buddleja davidii 'Buzz Ivory' (Butterfly Bush)

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Plant description

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Buddleja 'Buzz Ivory' is a butterfly attracting compact small shrub, with profuse cream sprays of flowers for most of the year, which are honey scented. A great low maintenance waterwise plant for full sun to part shade, and for most soil types. It will look at its best with a handful of complete fertiliser in spring and summer, and some extra water in dry periods. trim off dead flowers to keep tidy if needed. A great plant for containers, massed plantings and as a feature shrub. Tolerates some frost.

This plant can cause mild respiratory symptoms in some people.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: cream
Flowering season: spring summer autumn winter

Scent

The flowers have a honey fragrance

Plant size

Maximum height: 1 metres
Minimum height: 0.8 metres

Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: 0.8 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Butterflies.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist.

Soil pH: 6.0-7.5

Pests

Mites

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: All.

Types of fertiliser: All purpose fertiliser.

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