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Buddleja x 'Silver Anniversary' (Buddleja, Butterfly bush)

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Plant description

Buddleja 'Silver Anniversary' is a hardy, evergreen shrub with fragrant white flowers that are magnets for butterflies. It has striking felty grey foliage, and a dense growth habit. Once established, it is drought tolerant. It has few pests and diseases, and is an easy care garden plant. It likes a position in full sun, and prefers well drained soils. It can also be grown in a large container. It grows to around a metre and a half high and wide, and will benefit from a yearly prune after winter to keep the habit compact.

 

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: white
Flowering season: spring

Scent

The flowers are fragrant

Plant size

Maximum height: 1.5 metres
Minimum height: not specified

Maximum width: 1.5 metres
Minimum width: not specified

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: well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.

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