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Buddleja davidii

Sugar Plum

B. Sugar Plum  is a fairly new cultivar with long tapering clusters of pinkish red flowers with a yellow throat.  These look amazing when in full bloom, and will attract a wide range of butterflies to the garden.

As close as any Buddleja has got to being true red, B. Sugar Plum has a more compact habit than some of its red-flowered rivals. Flowers are produces in racemes up to 30cm (12”) long.

Buddleja ‘Lonplum’ (selling name is B. Sugar Plum) is a hybrid cultivar raised in 2005 by Peter Moore, Propagator at the Longstock Park Nursery in Hampshire, England. Agents Trade & Retail Stockist

 

 History

SUGAR PLUM is a hybrid bred by Peter Moore at Longstock Park Nursery in 2005 .  A cross between B. ‘Summer Beauty’ and B. ‘Royal Red’. First shown at the Woking Nursery Exhibition in 2009 and introduced to commerce in 2010 having come 8th overall in the public popularity poll of 97 cultivars held as part of RHS Buddleja trials at Wisley from 2008 to 2010. One of the new plants shown at Plantarium in Boskoop, Holland 26-29 August 2015.

 

  • Flower Colour: Pinkish red
  • Habit: Free branching compact
  • Eventual height: 100-150cm (3-5ft) Spread: 75-100cm (3-4ft)
  • Hardiness: Very hardy - 20°C USDA zones 5-9
  • Leaf colour: Medium grey green
  • Flowering: Very floriferous. The flowers are 15-30cm (6-12") 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 B168

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 Sugar Plum 'Lonplum' EU34794
  • Category semi - deciduous Shrub
  • Propagation for resale is illegal without a licence from the agent

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