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Buddleja davidii

Castle School

B. ‘Castle School’ has large pale lilac panicles with  highly fragrant flowers. This cultivar is also relatively early to flower and an impressive sight  in late July in the nursery gardens.

 

 History

A chance seedling found by Martin Hughes-Jones at Castle School in Tiverton, Devon during a parents evening growing in a crack in the playground. It was introduced to the trade in 2004 via Martin’s nursery, Sampford Shrubs.

 

  • Flower Colour: Pinkish lilac with yellow eye
  • Habit: Erect
  • Eventual height: 150-200cm (5-6ft) Spread: 150-200cm (5-6ft
  • Hardiness: Very hardy - 20°C USDA zones 5-9
  • Leaf colour: Medium light green
  • Flowering: The flowers are broad 20-25cm (8-9") in length, 10cm (4") across
  • Fragrance: Scented and rich in nectar
  • Situation: Prefers a sunny position
  • Wildlife: Good for bees, butterflies and other insects
  • Later in the year some close up images of the flowers and leaves will be added along with a botanical description.

Project Details

FAMILY

Scrophulariaceae

Place of Origin

Central China, west China and Japan

Plant Heritage

Accession Number B136

All details of our collection are held on the main Plant Heritage database including plant name, accession number, date of accession and plant source.

AWARD OF GARDEN MERIT

15 Buddleja were awarded an AGM  at the 2008-10 Wisley Trial.  It was mainly the  Buddleja davidii that were judged but we have many others in our 160 +collection which are worthy winners

 

 

  • Genus Buddleja
  • Species davidii
  • Cultivar 'Castle School’
  • Category semi - deciduous Shrub
  • Later in the year some close up images of the flowers and leaves will be added along with a botanical description.

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