Buddleja colvilei 'Kewensis'
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|Buddleja colvilei 'Kewensis' $9.95
flowering season: summer
height: 10 to 15 feet
Light requirements: full sun
Soil requirements: average
Water requirments: average
Growth habit: very large bush
How to propagate: tip cuttings in early summer
Leaf type: 4 to 5-inch long leaves
Ways to use it: easily grown in milder climates
Special characteristics: large clusters of pendant pink blossoms
This is large for a Buddleja, reaching a height of ten to fifteen feet, or even twenty feet where the climate is favorable. This is larger than the garden forms you most often see. It can reach the size of a small tree and grows quickly enough to do it within a short number of years. Though it cannot take much winter cold, to USDA Zones 8a to 11. In Zone 7 an established plant can regrow from the roots if its top is winter-killed. The name, 'Kewensis,' is for a plant chosen at Kew Gardens for its large clusters of pink flowers. This selection lives on by propagating it from cuttings. The flower clusters hang at the end of branch tips and are not fragrant. Its season is long -- many weeks for us in late summer. And where summers are warmer, from May to July. The green leaves are large and somewhat evergreen. Limited quantity.
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