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PlantFiles: South African Sage Wood
Buddleja salviifolia

Family: Buddlejaceae
Genus: Buddleja (BUD-lee-uh) (Info)
Species: salviifolia (sal-vee-eye-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)

Synonym:Buddleia salviifolia

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive NorCal95519 On Apr 3, 2012, NorCal95519 from Mckinleyville, CA wrote:

For me it always blooms in the middle of Winter every year and smells beautiful quite a ways around it as the perfume drifts on warm days.

Positive ecrane3 On Apr 10, 2008, ecrane3 from Dublin, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

It has a really gorgeous fragrance--reminded me a bit of lilacs.


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

Dublin, California
Mckinleyville, California
Elizabeth City, North Carolina

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