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Need Buddleia for specimen

Posted by elisabeth_pinelake 7b (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 10, 12 at 13:36

Can anyone help me choose a butterfly bush for this spot? I need a large shrub or small tree to shade an enclosed entryway which really heats up in the summer. I want something deciduous that will have leaves from about 4' off the ground to about 10' max. It will be surrounded by the driveway, a walkway, and the concrete skirting around the house, and will be about 6' from the house, so it can't get too big.

I thought a buddleia would be ideal, but not a huge shapeless mound - something that either has more shape or can be pruned to have more shape, and which is long flowering and fragrant. I briefly thought of buddleia linleyana, but it's not fragrant, and buddleia alternifolia has too short a bloom time and has to be trained. Thanks.

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RE: Need Buddleia for specimen

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Sun, Mar 11, 12 at 13:57

Regional location?

RE: Need Buddleia for specimen

gee bboy.. she is at pine lake.. doesnt that narrow it down for you.. lol ...

buddelia is not long lived enough for me in z5 ... and never got to the size you want.. but maybe its different in z7

as bboy notes.. we need a better idea of where you are to give suggestions. ...


RE: Need Buddleia for specimen

Douh, sorry = 7b outside Atlanta.

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