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Order: Scrophulariales
   Family: Buddlejaceae
            Genus: Buddleja
                        Specie: alternifolia

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 15 ft (4.5 m)

Cultivation: Fertile well-drained soil in a sunny position

Features: Gray-green leaves, white beneath; mauve flowers late spring?summer

Uses: Shrub borders Informal hedge Foliage contrast

Zones: 8-10

Description: An elegant deciduous shrub, which grows to about 15 ft (4.5 m), Buddleja alternifolia comes from the northwest of China. Its alternate leaves are small, gray-green above and whitish beneath. The fragrant, misty mauve flowers attract butterflies, an

Growth Habit: Branching arching habit

Comments: Argentea' has silvery leaves

Growth: Perennial, multi-stemmed woody plant that is usually less than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height. Shrubs typically have several stems arising from or near the ground, but may be taller than 5 meters or single-stemmed under certain environmental cond

Growth: Perennial, woody plant with a single stem (trunk), normally greater than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height; under certain environmental conditions, some tree species may develop a multi-stemmed or short growth form (less than 4 meters or 13 feet in

Duration: Perennial

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