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botanical name:
Rostrinucula dependens
Rostrinucula dependens © Deeproot Plant Base    view larger image
common name:  Weeping Buddleja
family:  Lamiaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 1.50m
width: 1.20m
growth rate: medium
growth habit:
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: mauve
main season: Autumn
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 8
description:
Unusual suckering, deciduous shrub of lax, open habit with opposite, deeply veined, dark green leaves. Attractive pendulous racemes of tiny mauve-pink flowers, opening very late in the season, late summer or often in autumn.

cultivation:
Moist, well drained soil in sun or part shade. In cold winters the top growth will normally die back to ground level, but new shoots appear from the base in spring. In warmer climates the woody growth may persist and attain greater height.

propagation:
From seed or cuttings

other notes:
From China. Rare in cultivation

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