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Buddleja davidii 'Buzz Velvet' (Butterfly bush)

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Plant description

buddleja davidii buddleja buzz velvet 1

Buddleja 'Buzz Velvet' is a smaller growing version of the popular and hardy Buddleja shrub, which is well known as a great flowering plant that butterflies love. Velvet has purple-red flowers that have a lovely honey fragrance, and will produce flowers nearly all year round. It grows to around a metre tall, making it a more low maintenance plants than it's taller cousins. Great for pot growing as well as for massed plantings or as a feature shrub. Throw on a handful of fertiliser in spring, water when the weather is very dry, and prune off any dead flowers, and your work is done.

Some people can experience minor respiratory problems with Buddlejas.

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 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: Any.

Types of fertiliser: All purpose fertiliser.

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