Buddleja limitanea

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Buddleja limitanea
Buddleja limitanea panicle 1.jpg
B. limitanea inflorescence. (Longstock Park.)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Buddlejaceae
Genus: Buddleja
Species: B. limitanea
Binomial name
Buddleja limitanea
W. W. Sm.
Synonyms
  • Buddleja SP. ACE2522

Buddleja limitanea is a small deciduous shrub. Discovered by George Forrest in Yunnan (1912) and in northern Burma (1914), described by William Wright Smith in 1916.[1] Resembling a small B. forrestii and hence sunk under this name by Leeuwenberg,[2] although recognised in horticulture as a separate species.[3]

Description[edit]

B. limitanea grows to two metres in height in the wild and has small pendulous terminal panicles with relatively few flowers. The colour of the virtually scentless flowers is generally pink-purple, which appear in late summer. The grey-green lanceolate leaves, which have only sparing tomentum, are opposite and considerably smaller than those of B. forrestii.

Cultivation[edit]

B. limitanea is fairly hardy in the UK, but still best grown against a south-facing wall, or in pots which can be removed to the greenhouse or conservatory in winter. Relatively common in cultivation in the UK, a specimen is grown as part of the NCCPG national collection at Longstock Park Nursery, near Stockbridge, Hampshire. Hardiness: USDA zones 8–9. [3]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith W.W. (1916). Notes Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh 9: 86.
  2. ^ Leeuwenberg, A. J. M. (1979) The Loganiaceae of Africa XVIII Buddleja L. II, Revision of the African & Asiatic species. H. Veenman & Zonen, Wageningen, Nederland.
  3. ^ a b Stuart, D. (2006). Buddlejas. RHS Plant Collector Guide. Timber Press, Oregon, USA. ISBN 978-0-88192-688-0