10 years to reach maturity
This plant has a strong fragrance
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Alternate-Leaved Butterfly Bush Overview
Buddleja alternifolia is a large and vigorous, deciduous, shrub also known by the name Alternate-Leaved Butterfly Bush. This stunning plant can be trained into a tree shape, its narrow, dark green-grey leaves carried on arching branches. It is often grown as a standard or specimen plant. Its showy, lilac-purple, 4-petalled flowers are produced in dense clusters on long panicles, on the previous year's growth - in late spring and early summer - and they are strongly and sweetly scented - perfect for attracting pollinating wildlife! Buddleja alternifolia is hardy and tolerant of most garden conditions, preferring a sunny position and moist, well-drained soil. It has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.
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How to propagate Alternate-Leaved Butterfly Bush
Semi-hardwood cuttings during the summer or hardwood cuttings in Autumn/Winter.