Buddleja davidii 'Pixie'

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Buddleja davidii
Buddleja davidii 'Pixie White'.jpg
'Pixie White', Longstock Park, UK
Cultivar 'Pixie'
Origin Unknown

The origin of the Buddleja davidii 'Pixie' series is unknown. As the plants can grow in excess of 2 m in height, it has been speculated that the name 'Pixie' alludes to the shape of the inflorescence, not the plant's size.[1]

Description[edit]

Buddleja davidii 'Pixie White' panicle.jpg

The 'Pixie' buddlejas grow to a height of 2 m and a greater width, with panicles of flowers 15–20 cm long. Available in three colours, 'Pixie Blue', 'Pixie Red' and 'Pixie White', the narrow leaves have led some to believe the plants have nanhoensis in their ancestry.[1] [2]

Cultivation[edit]

The 'Pixie' series has had only a limited impact in the UK and is not known in the USA. Specimens of 'Pixie Blue' and 'Pixie White' are grown as part of the NCCPG national buddleja collection held by the Longstock Park Nursery near Stockbridge, Hampshire, UK. [1] Hardiness: USDA zones 5–9. [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Moore, P. (2012). Buddleja list 2011–2012, Longstock Park Nursery. Longstock Park Nursery, UK.
  2. ^ a b Stuart, D. D. (2006). Buddlejas. RHS Plant Collector Guide. Timber Press, Oregon. ISBN 978-0-88192-688-0