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Buddleja x weyeriana Pink Pagoda

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Buddleja x weyeriana
‘Pink Pagoda’
(PBR)

    One of Peter Moore's introductions, a very hardy deciduous semi evergreen shrub, depending on local temperature, growing in any well drained soil.

      This is a rabbit and deer resistant plant, a darling of a Butterfly Bush
      Best in sun
      Hard prune in March & Feed late spring.

      Flowers early August through to late September, sometimes into October
      Attracts bees and butterflies and hummingbirds in the USA
      Large ball heads of clear pale pink flowers with an orange eye
      Delightful scented flowers

      The fragrance keeps the butterflies and bees coming back for more.
      Flowers spikes up to 12-18”  30-40 cm in length
       A lovely choice for mixing into a shrub or perennial border

      Regular removal of spent flowers will extend the flowering period of all summer flowering Buddleja.

      Named by Roy Lancaster  OBE VMH.   World famous Plantsman.

          Supplied in either 9cm pot, 1 Litre, or 2 Litre pot, please select from the drop down menu when ordering.
           
          The flower panicle is made up of clusters which gives it a rounded shape and it is a selection from the Buddleja bred in Dorset during the First World War by Major William van de Weyer of Smedmore House, at Corfe Castle.
          All the varieties of Buddleja x weyeriana that we grow can be found here: Buddleja x weyeriana varieties
            
          A brilliant variety which is very attractive to insects as well as butterflies. 
          • Fully Hardy (H6)
          • Known as the 'Butterfly Bush'
          • Deciduous Shrub
          • Pink flowers with an orange center
          • Semi shade through to Full Sun
          • Height up to 4M, Spread 2m (easily kept at around 2m by yearly pruning)
          • Happy in most soils and reasonably drought tolerant
          • Perfect for insects and butterflies, a real winner for introducing wildlife. The yellow flowering varieties are particularly attractive to insects and pollinators


          Growing Advice:
          Buddleja can suffer from a few problems but these are easily remedied, mostly by pruning. Pruning should be rather straight forward but often plants are pruned too hard, too early (usually around late autumn and into winter), pruning this early can promote new shoots to grow through the early winter months, this is due to many Buddleja being semi-evergreen and happily continuing to grow through a mild winter. Once the frosts arrive in late winter (January/February) these young shoots are easily frosted and this can lead to a very late leafing up in spring or even loosing the plants altogether. The easy remedy is to prune established plants by a third in October/November to loosely shape the shrub then in late March/April you can prune the Buddleja down quite hard, even by another third if you wish and then the plant will grow away happily. This type of pruning will not affect flowering, a late spring/early summer light pruning will actually improve flowering and prolong flowers later into the season.

          Another issue can be eelworm, this can look rather alarming as it presents itself as yellowish or brownish blotches through the leaf or as deformed shoots with blacken buds and twisted or deformed leaves, the best way to treat this is by cutting out affected branches or shoots and discard away from the garden, over time this will treat the problem.

            A broader view of the Genus:
            Buddleja’s are extremely useful shrubs for the garden, they offer wonderful flowers through the Summer, are easy to grow and very beneficial to insects. They are often viewed as large plants but there are many different species and varieties that offer all manner of flower types & colours as well as size. The flowers are covered with butterflies from mid to late Summer and the yellow varieties are particularly attractive to beneficial insects, this can offer a huge interest to the garden, it can be a real joy relaxing in the garden with a Buddleja in full flower.