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Woodcroft Wildspace

Woodcroft

London     

N21 3QP

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BUDDLEIA (Buddleia davidii)

Buddleia is a deciduous shrub bearing dark green leaves with a white, hairy underside. It grows up to 5m in height and has widely spreading branches.

The spikes of flowers appear from the end of June and flower until September. They are usually lavender or purple coloured but white, pink or mauve spikes may also be seen. The flowers are highly scented and develop into seed pods which stay on the bush throughout the winter months.

The nectar at the end of the tubular flowers provides food for butterflies, and this has given the buddleia its popular name of butterfly bush.

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