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Buddleja fallowiana var. alba AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Conservatory/Greenhouse or Shrub

Habit

Bushy

Fragrance

Flower

Resilience

Hardiness

H5 (hardy - cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Orange and White in Autumn and Summer

Foliage

Grey/Silver in Autumn, Spring and Summer

Size

Ultimate height

1.5-2.5 metres

Ultimate spread

2.5-4 metres

Time to ultimate height

5-10 years


Preferred common name

white-flowered Chinese butterfly bush

Family

Scrophulariaceae


Buddleja can be evergreen or deciduous shrubs, occasionally trees or scrambling climbers with simple leaves and panicles of small, tubular fragrant flowers

B. fallowiana var. alba is a large deciduous shrub, branches arching and, like the lance-shaped leaves, covered with woolly white hairs. Flowers cream with an orange eye, sweetly scented

Synonym(s)

  • Buddleja fallowiana 'Alba'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing, West-facing or East-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Under glass grow in loam-based potting compost in full light with good ventilation. Water freely in summer and keep just moist in winter. Can be grown outdoors in a sheltered site

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Sand, Clay, Chalk or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings in summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types

City/Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds or Wall-side Borders


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 6

Pests

May be attacked by glasshouse whitefly and glasshouse red spider mite

Diseases

Generally disease free