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Buddleja davidii 'Buzz Purple' (Butterfly Bush)

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Plant description

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Buddleja 'Buzz Purple' is a compact and smaller growing variety of the ever popular butterfly attracting shrub. It flowers for most of the year, with sprays of honey scented blooms. A waterwise and easy care plant that tolerates some frost, and does well in most soil types. Likes full sun to part shade, and is great in pots, for massed plantings and as a feature shrub. Plant where you can enjoy the butterflies that will delight in the nectar rich flowers. Give it a handful of complete fertiliser in spring and summer, and some water in very dry periods for best flowering. Trim off dead flowers if needed.

Some people can experience very mild respiratory symptoms at flowering time.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: purple
Flowering season: spring summer autumn winter

Scent

The flowers are honey scented

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 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, well-drained.

Soil pH: 6.0-7.5

Pests

Mites

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: All.

Types of fertiliser: Good all purpose fertiliser.

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