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Care of the plant Buddleja salviifolia or Sagewood

Care of the plant Buddleja salviifolia or Sagewood

The genus Buddleja, family Scrophulariaceae, comprises 100 species of shrubs and trees native to America, Asia, and Africa. Some species are: Buddleja salviifolia, Buddleja saligna, Buddleja davidii, Buddleja auriculata, Buddleja globosa, Buddleja alternifolia, Buddleja crispa, Buddleja fallowiana, Buddleja colvilei.

Common names: Sage bush, Sage-leaved butterfly bush, Quilted Sagewood, Winter buddleja, Sagewood. This species is native to southern and eastern Africa.

They are large shrubs or semi-evergreen trees of elegant bearing that reach 3-4 meters in height. The leaves are dark green or greyish, similar to those of Salvia, rough on the upper side and hairy on the underside. They produce abundant panicles with small white or purple scented flowers. They can bloom from late winter to mid spring.

These fast-growing plants are used for hedges, bushy groups or as isolated specimens. Its roots are aggressive so they should not be planted near buildings.

Buddleja salviifolia can be grown in full sun, semi-shade and shade exposures. They resist well the Mediterranean heat and the frosts not too persistent. With the cold they can lose the leaves that sprout again in spring.

They can grow in any type of soil but prefer a light garden substrate with compost.

They resist drought well; water moderately waiting for the substrate to dry.

Fertilize with compost or manure in late winter.

Prune after flowering to maintain a compact appearance.

They are plants resistant to pests and diseases.

They propagate easily by cuttings or by seeds sown in spring.

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Buddleja salviifolia
Buddleja salviifolia
Buddleja salviifolia
Buddleja salviifolia
Buddleja salviifolia
 

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