Buddleja pulchella

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Buddleja pulchella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Buddlejaceae
Genus: Buddleja
Species: B. pulchella
Binomial name
Buddleja pulchella
N. E. Br.

Buddleja pulchella is endemic to the open mountain forest of South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Tanzania at elevations of 1,200 – 2,000 m. The species was first named and described by Brown in 1894. [1]

Description[edit]

B. pulchella is a sprawling shrub or tree < 10 m tall and up to twice as wide. The leaves are opposite or sub-opposite with petioles 5 – 10 mm long. The sweetly scented flowers are white or pale cream with orange throats, and borne in lax terminal panicles. [1]

Cultivation[edit]

The species was introduced to the UK from the Durban Botanic Garden in 1894, but is not known to remain in cultivation. Hardiness: USDA zones 8–9. [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Stuart, D. (2006). Buddlejas. RHS Plant Collector Guide. Timber Press, Oregon, USA. ISBN 978-0-88192-688-0