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Buddleja japonica

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Family: Buddlejaceae
Genus: Buddleja (BUD-lee-uh) (Info)
Species: japonica (juh-PON-ih-kuh) (Info)

Synonym:Buddleia curviflora
Synonym:Buddleia japonica
Synonym:Buddleja curviflora

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Category:
Shrubs

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Silver/Gray
Blue-Green
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive GailHackney On Aug 27, 2014, GailHackney from Duncan, AZ wrote:

Blooms all summer. Need to know how to prune?

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 16, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Buddleia japonica BUTTERFLY BUSH Dec (z7) (Fra,Bfly,Cut)
Little known, this medium shrub of arching habit produces dense, drooping clusters of woolly lavender flowers during summer. Sun/Med

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Duncan, Arizona
Portland, Oregon
North Augusta, South Carolina
New Braunfels, Texas



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