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Buddleja davidii

Leela Kapila

B. ‘Leela Kapila’ is a small shrub growing to 1m in height, chiefly distinguished by its small yellow leaves and cerise red flowers. The shrub is reputedly best grown in light shade.

 

 History

This is a British cultivar introduced by Jack Jones of The Isle of Arran, Scotland. The name commemorates a highly esteemed Nottingham doctor on the occasion of her retirement.

 

 

 

 

  • Flower Colour: Cerise red
  • Habit: Compact
  • Eventual height: 100-150cm (3-5ft) Spread: 100-150cm (3-5ft)
  • Hardiness: Very hardy - 20°C USDA zones 5-9
  • Leaf colour: Medium yellow
  • Flowering: The flowers are 15-20cm (6-8") in length
  • Fragrance: Scented
  • Situation: Prefers a sunny position
  • Wildlife: Good for bees and butterflies
  • 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 B149

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 'Leela Kapila’
  • Category semi - deciduous Shrub
  • Colours and sizes are approximate and are intended as a guideline, cultivation notes should be followed

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