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Buddleja colvilei

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Buddlejaceae
Scientific name  Buddleja colvilei
Order  Lamiales
Genus  Buddleja
Rank  Species
Buddleja colvilei Buddleja colvilei 39Kewensis39 A midsummer day in the lovely Flickr
Similar  Buddleja crispa, Buddleja forrestii, Buddleja fallowiana, Buddleja nivea, Buddleja macrostachya

Buddleja colvilei is endemic to the eastern Himalaya; discovered by Hooker in 1849, he declared it 'the handsomest of all Himalayan shrubs.' In in 1896 the species was awarded the RHS First Class Certificate (FCC), given to plants 'of outstanding excellence for exhibition'.


Buddleja colvilei Buddleja colvilei 39Kewensis39 At Highdown Gardens near Wort Flickr


Buddleja colvilei The Buddleja Garden 201112 Calendar

B. colvilei is a deciduous large shrub or small tree which can grow > 13 m, often single stemmed. The flowers are arranged in drooping panicles, 15–20 cm long by > 8 cm wide, rose pink to crimson, but often white within the corolla tube. The flowers are among the largest of any in the genus, and appear in June. The leaves are < 25 cm long, narrow, shallowly - toothed, and tapered at either end. This species has a high degree of polyploidy with a correspondingly high chromosome number of 2n = 152–456 (8x–24x).


Buddleja colvilei Buddleja colvilei RHS Gardening

The shrub is not entirely hardy in the UK, and can only be reliably grown outdoors along the Atlantic coast.Hardiness: USDA zones 8–9.


  • Buddleja colvilei 'Kewensis', distinguished by its dark red flowers.

  • Buddleja colvilei httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu
    Buddleja colvilei Buddleja colvilei Lambley Nursery


    Buddleja colvilei Wikipedia

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