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Buddleja davidii 'Royal Red'
© Deeproot Plant Base
common name: Butterfly Bush
synonyms: Buddleia davidii 'Royal Red'
growth rate: fast
growth habit: arching
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: red
main season: Summer
dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -10°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
Medium to large sized deciduous shrub with lance-shaped greyish green leaves, grey-white underneath. Compact racemes of scented rich purple-red flowers in summer.
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.
Attractive to butterflies.