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Botanical Name: Buddleja salviifolia
Common Name(s): Sagewood
Categories: Shrubs and Perennials
A multi-stemmed shrub or small tree with slightly drooping branches. It bears strongly scented, mauve flowers from winter into spring. It is fastgrowing and makes a useful windbreak if situated in a dry position. It also attracts butterflies and birds to the garden.
Botanical Pronunciation: BUD-lee-ah sal-vee-eye-FOH-lee-uh
Fragrant/ scented flower
Planting: Dig a hole 60cm square and deep. Mix two thirds of the topsoil and one third compost in the bottom of the hole, add one cup of bone meal or superphosphate and mix well.
Watering and feeding: Does not need a lot of attention but it will benefit from watering during dry weather and occasional feeding with a general fertiliser for flowering plants.
Pruning: Cut back after flowering to keep the plant neat.
Buddleja auriculata, Weeping sagewood, is a beautiful, large, arching shrub with dark green, leathery foliage with a white reverse, and sprays of sweetly scented, cream coloured flowers in spring.
Uses in landscape design
It is drought tolerant, and makes a good windbreak or handy screening plant in a dry position. Attracts butterflies and birds to the garden.
birds , butterflies