Buddleja lindleyana

butterfly bush

2 litre pot
pot size guide
£12.99 £7.99 Buy
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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (it may need protection in winter)

    At the ends of the slender, arching stems, curved, dark violet flowers form nodding, tapering panicles that emit a delicate scent and act as a magnet to butterflies. This vase-shaped, deciduous shrub also boasts handsome, dark green leaves throughout the warmer months, so it works well towards the back of a mixed shrub border. Alternatively train it against a sunny, south-facing wall where it will appreciate the added protection in winter.

  • Garden care: Prune back hard in March, removing all of the previous year's growth to three or four buds.

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tree mallow (syn. L. olbia 'Rosea')

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Escallonia 'Apple Blossom'

escallonia

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Hydrangea paniculata Vanille Fraise ('Renhy') (PBR)

hydrangea

Fabulous white flowers turn pink

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Ceanothus 'Burkwoodii'

Californian lilac

Bright blue flowers in summer

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4.0

A real head turner

By Terrier

from Cambridge

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Graceful
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

  • Brittle

Best Uses

  • Garden
  • Over An Arch

Comments about Crocus Buddleja lindleyana:

Crocus supplied a large healthy looking plant. This plant looks beautiful trained over an arch and hangs down gracefully. It flowers late and everyone who sees it wonders what on earth it is, never guessing it's a buddleia. Now everyone wants one! Should certainly be used more as I have only ever seen one in all my years of visiting gardens.

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    Suggestions for planting low maintenance border please

    Hello, I recently had my garden extended by a piece of land measuring 34 metres by 14 metres, and my son purchased 23 Phormiums from you in last August on my behalf. I was delighted with the service I received, and the plants appear to be thriving well especially considering the dreadful weather we have suffered this winter. We also bought Rootgrow from you to assist with their development ,and also for use when we moved mature Acers and other shrubs. I still need more shrubs or other types of plants and would appreciate some advice as to what to use. Along one of the 14 metre lengths there is a "hedge" of bamboo plants, and adjacent to these on the return (long) length there is a small rise of earth, tapering down to ground level, with a specimen black bamboo at the end of the mound. There is also a mature acer, which we had to move, situated at the edge of the dividing path (between the lawn) on the field side of the garden. Would it be possible for you to suggest the names of suitable plants which I could purchase from you and which would compliment the existing ones. I am in my eighties and therefore need a very low maintenance garden. I would also like to introduce a little colour if possible. My garden is very exposed and is on quite a windy site. I look forward to your reply.
    Asked on 2/15/2010 by Marian Burgess

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    Rabbit proof shrubs

    Dear Sirs We are planning to plant a 30mt long border with flowering shrubs and have assorted colours of Rhododendrons in mind. Our main concern is that the shrubs must be rabbit proof as the border is adjacent to woods and a large grassed area. Also, where possible we would like to have 'flowers' on the shrubs throughout the summer. Would you be able to provide a picking list of suitable shrubs? Thank you for your prompt attention Andy
    Asked on 6/15/2009 by Clark, Andy (buying)

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      Hello there, These are really troublesome pests, and there are no effective deterrents available (apart from getting a guard dog) which will be any help to you. They tend to prefer leaves and soft stems rather than flowers and woody stems, and they seem to prefer feeding in exposed positions and often nibble plants at the edge of borders. This habit can be used to the gardener's advantage by planting more valuable subjects in the centre of beds. In winter, when food is scarce, deciduous plants at the edge of beds will not interest rabbits, and will help protect winter flowers in the centre. Below is a list of flowering shrubs which they usually tend to leave alone. Buddleia davidii, Ceanothus Cistus Cotoneaster dammeri Deutzia Hebe Hypericum Hydrangea Mahonia aquifolium Potentilla fructicosa Rhododendron spp. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

      Answered on 6/17/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
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