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Buddleja ‘Longstock Gem’

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Buddleja ‘Longstock Gem’
(Butterfly Bush)

One of Peter Moore's introductions, ‘Longstock Gem’ is a very early flowering Buddleja, flowering before B. alternifolia. The flowers are larger than B. alternifolia with a scent. Attractive oak shaped leaves which are alternate on some shoots and opposite on other shoots changing to maroon and yellow in the autumn.

It will make a large plant good for screening, remove all the old flowering branches. If it does become too large hard prune to the ground in June

This is a sterile Buddleja. DOES NOT SET SEED.


A hybrid between B. agathosoma x B. alternifolia made in 1998 by Peter Moore. A Longstock introduction.

 Flower Colour: Light lilac blue with a pale orange throat

Habit: Large, good for a back of a border or as a screen

Eventual height: 300 x 300cm (9 x 9ft)

Hardiness: Very hardy - 20°C USDA zones 5-9

Leaf colour: Greyish green with autumn colour

Flowering: June

Fragrance: Very fragrant

Situation: Sunny to light shade.

Wildlife: Attracts early bees and butterflies

    Perfect for a mixed border and highly attractive to bees and butterflies.
      Growing advice:
      Plant in a suitable position and remove dead flowers to prolong the flowering period. Prune hard in winter (January/February) and remove any large, woody stems.

      Supplied in either 9cm pot or 2 Litre pot, please select from the drop down menu when ordering.

      Buddleia’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 in 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 Buddleia in full flower.