Buddleja × wardii
Buddleja × wardii is a naturally occurring hybrid of Buddleja alternifolia and Buddleja crispa, growing to be a medium sized shrub with unusual pale silvery-grey, narrow leaves.
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Buddleja × wardii is a naturally occurring hybrid of Buddleja alternifolia and Buddleja crispa, growing to be a medium sized shrub with unusual pale silvery-grey, narrow leaves. Clusters of attractive white, lightly scented flowers with orange throats appear on the branches in spring once established.
Buddleja × wardii is most suited to a sunny, sheltered position with protection from cold winter winds.
- Position: Warm in full sun.
- Soil: Any well drained, fertile soil.
- Hardiness: Somewhat hardy. Buddleja × wardii requires protection from cold winds and is best grown against a sheltered sunny fence or wall. May require protection during severe winter cold and can sometimes die back in winter after extreme cold.
- Flowering Period: April - May.
- Flower Colour: White - orange
- Rate of Growth: Moderate.
- Habit: Medium sized, rounded shrub.
- Height: 2 m (6 ft) - 2.5 m (8 ft)
- Spread: 2 m (6 ft)
- Notes: Please be aware that Buddleja × wardii can be a fickle and difficult plant in a cold winter or if planted in a poor position. As such, it is not covered by our guarantee.
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun
- Eventual Size
- Shrub - Medium (1.5m - 3m)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil: Acid, Site: Coastal Areas, Soil: Dry/Sandy, Soil: Not Fussy
- Special Features
- Wildlife Friendly - Bees, Scented, Foliage - Blue/Silver, Flowers in Spring, Rare and Unusual