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Sneezebush

The Sneezebush (Buddleja glomerata)

is a medium sized frost hardy perennial evergreen tree/shrub with yellow flowers in late Spring. It grows well in direct sun, and prefers medium levels of water. The flowers are arranged in a panicle inflorescence. It has average drought tolerance. It looks best in Spring.

Soil

Buddleja glomerata grows in soils ranging from a pH of 6 (acidic ranges from 5.6 to 6) to 8 (slightly alkaline ranges from 7.6 to 8). It is adapted to chalk, clay loam, loam, loamy sand, sandy clay loam and sandy loam soils.

Growth

This is a arching tree/shrub has a fast rate of growth has an ultimate height of 3.5m / 11.5ft and spread of 2.5m / 8.2ft. It can take 4-5 years to reach its ultimate height.

Leaves

It has green leaves. The leaf has a lobate margin.

Exposure

The plant prefers a sheltered situation.

Scent

A mild pleasant scent is emitted from the flower.

Uses

Attracting adult butterflies, attractive foliage, drought resistant, flowering shrub, fragrance and wall side.

Progagation

Propagation techniques include cuttings and seed.

Origin

South Africa (Karoo: N., W. and E. Cape).

-7°C / 19.4F 6 to 8 4-5 years 3.5m / 11.5ft 2.5m / 8.2ft
Scientific classifications [Edit]
Genus ? Buddleja
Specific epithet ? glomerata
Common names
Sneezebush (South Africa), Karoo sagewood (South Africa)
IPNI details on Buddleja glomerata
References [edit] ?

Plant added by newplant (South Africa) - Add as friend

Buddleja glomerata http://plantdatabase.co.uk/Buddleja_glomerata
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