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Buddleja 'Silver Anniversary'

Buddleja 'Silver Anniversary'

Description: This Buddleia has a smaller compact habit and is grown for the very silvery wooly evergreen foliage. The flowers  are less significant than most Buddleja comprising of small panicles of 50 - 60 whitish flowers with mustard yellow eyes, however they have the attraction of being scented smelling of sweet honey and they do attract butterflies.

Uses: Good among pastel coloured summer herbaceous and excellent in wildlife gardens attracting butterflies.  As this is a smaller Buddleija it is suitable for the smaller garden.

Climate/Position: Full sun

Height/Spread: Smaller than many Buddleja reaching 1.5 metres.

Soil Requirements: Any fertile soil must be well drained.

Pruning: Prune back hard in March, removing all of the previous year's growth to three or four buds.

Special Requirements:

Additional Interest: Raised in 1994 by Peter Moore, Chief Propagator at Longstock Park Nursery in Hampshire as the result of a crossing of Buddleja crispa and Buddleja loricata  

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