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
Fragrance: Very fragrant
Situation: Sunny to light shade.
Wildlife: Attracts early bees and butterflies
Supplied in either 9cm pot or 2 Litre pot, please select from the drop down menu when ordering.