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Buddleja davidii 'Buzz Sky Blue' (Butterfly Bush)

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Plant description

buddleja davidii buddleja buzz sky blue 1

Buddleja 'Buzz Sky Blue' is a small and compact shrub with profuse plumes of mauve flowers for most of the year, which will attract masses of butterflies to the garden. It is a small version of the popular and hardy Buddleja, and will only grow to around a metre high and wide. A great waterwise and easy care plant, needing only a trim to remove dead flowers, and a handful of general purpose fertiliser in spring and summer. Frost and dry tolerant. Great for containers, massed planting and as a feature shrub. Good for most soil types, and in full sun to part shade.

Some people can have an adverse reaction to the perfume and pollen of this plant.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: mauve
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 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: Good all purpose fertiliser.

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