Growing Calendar for Buddleja Buzz Velvet 3L Potted Shrub
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Buddleja Buzz Velvet (buddleia, butterfly bush) is a compact and floriferous variety revealing lots of fragrant rich flowers on stems that reach around 1.2m (4ft). This is excellent news for those that enjoy container gardening and/or have a limited amount of space. They are fantastic in pots on balconies too, even if you have no garden.
The mid-to-late summer blooms attract a wealth of butterflies; beautiful beneficial pollinators that increase the bio-diversity and wildlife activity in your garden.
This is an easy-prune perennial plant; all you need do is prune stems each March to about 5cm (2in) from the base of the plant. Young stems shoot up to just over a metre (3ft) high flowering from mid-summer on these first-year stems. Keeping the stems intact over winter provides structural interest and perches for garden birds.
When you prune Buzz Velvet in early-spring add a layer of mulch or bulky compost around the base of the plant to provide it with plentiful nutrients before it puts up its fresh flush of stems.
Shrubs offer visual interest all year round – whether in full leaf, full bloom or with bare stems set against the winter sky.
If you want to add height to your garden and increase the vertical interest consider planting a tree in your garden. There are trees particularly suited for gardens which don’t grow out of proportion to your property or develop too thick a canopy that blocks out sunlight.
Advice on how to plant bare roots.
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