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Buddleja davidii

Shire Blue

B. ‘Shire Blue’ is distinguished by its large flowers of mid blue 20 – 25 cm long complemented by medium sized silver-grey leaves.

 

 History

This is another cultivar bred by Andrew Bullock at The Lavender Garden, Tetbury, England in 2006. B. ‘Shire Blue’ was selected as an improved B. ‘Lochinch’.

  • Flower Colour: Mid blue
  • Habit: Compact slightly spreading
  • Eventual height: 100-150cm (3-5ft) Spread: 100-150cm (3-5ft)
  • Hardiness: Very hardy - 20°C USDA zones 5-9
  • Leaf colour: Medium silver grey
  • Flowering: Very floriferous. The flowers are 20-25cm (8-9") in length
  • Fragrance: Sweetly 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 B166

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

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