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botanical name:
Buddleja davidii 'Dubonnet'
Buddleja davidii 'Dubonnet' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Butterfly bush
family:  Buddlejaceae
characteristics: shrub, scented/aromatic
height: 3.00m
width: 3.00m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: arching
leaf colour: green
flower colour: purple
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -12°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
Strong growing with very large, well formed panicles of deep purple flowers.

cultivation:
Very tolerant of poor conditions. Best in well drained soil and full sun.

Prune hard to control size, shape and encourage fresh flowering growth. Best done in early spring, but additional partial pruning can be done after flowering in autumn to prevent winter wind damage.

usage:
Attractive to butterflies.

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