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Buddleja alternifolia 'Argentea' - flowers in late spring
  • Buddleja alternifolia 'Argentea' - silvery-green young leaves in Spring
  • Buddleja alternifolia 'Argentea' - flowers in late spring

Buddleja alternifolia 'Argentea'

£19.95

(Weeping Butterfly Bush) Buddleja alternifolia 'Argentea' is a handsome flowering shrub with arching branches and leaves covered white very fine, white hairs making them appear silvery in colour. 

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Buddleja alternifolia 'Argentea' is a handsome flowering shrub with arching branches and leaves covered white very fine, white hairs making them appear silvery in colour. handsome lilac-purple flowers in late spring or early summer. 

Lovely garden plant which can be trained up a supporting thin stake/bamboo cane or on wires against a sunny wall or fence to create a particularly good weeping display of branches.


  • Position: Full sun.
  • Soil: Well drained, fertile soil. Buddleja alternifolia 'Argentea' will not usually do well in wet or waterlogged soil.
  • Hardiness: Reasonably hardy. Enjoys some protection from cold winter winds.
  • Flowering Period: June - July.
  • Flower Colour: Lilac
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate
  • Habit: Medium sized, rounded shrub with long, arching branches.
    • Height: 2 m (6 ft) - 3 m (10 ft)
    • Spread: up to 3 m (10 ft)
  • Pruning: Buddleja alternifolia 'Argentea' benefits from some thinning and pruning of older branches after flowering to prevent them becoming tangled and untidy.

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun
Eventual Size
Shrub - Medium
Growing Conditions
Soil: Dry/Sandy
Special Features
Suitable for Containers

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