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Buddleja (Buddleia) alternifolia - AGM

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Buddleja alternifolia 
(Buddleia/Butterfly Bush)

This deciduous shrub has grey green leaves & produces pink flowers in summer, the foliage alternates along the stem.

This shrub has a large growing habit and and be grown as a small tree. Perfect for a mixed border and highly attractive to bees and butterflies.

  • Height: Flowering to 4m
  • Spread: Easily maintained to 3m
  • Foliage Colour: Lance shaped grey green
  • Flower Colour: Pink purple 
  • Soil Type: Well drained, sandy, loam, chalk, clay
  • Position: Full Sun - Partial Shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy H6 (-15)
  • Type: Deciduous Shrub

        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 a 2 Litre pot


        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 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 Buddleja in full flower.