Buddleja ‚Pmoore14' BERRIES & CREAM

Buddleja ‚Pmoore14'
Buddleja ‚Pmoore14' BERRIES & CREAM
buddleja, butterfly bush
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized shrub
 taller shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 1.8-2.3m
USUAL WIDTH 1-1.5m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS kombinovaná:purple red a white
BLOOMING TIME July - September
LOCATION full sun
SOIL TYPE any (acidic to alkaline)
SOIL MOISTURE REQUIREMENTS evenly moist (dislikes drought)
USDA zone (lowest) 5b   (down to -27°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Deciduous broadleaf
Summer blooms
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Buddleja is better known as butterfly bush. The reason is obvious – from early summer when it starts blooming until early autumn it produces large, scented flowers that attract winged insects, mostly butterflies. Old varieties are commonly large shrubs, however, more and more modern plants are bred for smaller and compact growth. Peter Moore is an English breeder who has introduced a few successful buddlejas, such as Sugar Plum or Silver Anniversary, and is renowned for breeding hardy choisyas. This time he brings something extraordinary - a variegated flower on a butterfly bush. European patent EU52668 was granted in 2019.

BERRIES & CREAM butterfly bush produces 15-20 cm long, slim panicles composed of small, funnel-shaped, fragrant flowers with orange throat. They are a bit naughty when it comes to colour – some are white, some are magenta purple, some are bi-coloured as if you mix a bowl of forest fruit with fresh cream. Pity they are inedible. The ration between white and purple is unpredictable and generally balances on mature plants as opposed to your plants which produce mostly purple flowers with a bit of white here and there. They bloom from early July until autumn if you regularly deadhead spent flowers and follow a regular feeding programme. Deciduous leaves are narrowly elliptic, partly hairy, and medium green. It grows fast into an airy shrub about 2m tall and a bit less wide.

Butterfly bush requires little care. Still, we strongly recommend hard pruning every spring to low permanent framework when buds begin to swell. Plant it in full sun, in well-drained humus-rich soil. It will die in boggy soil after winter. Though hardy to about -27°C (USDA zone 5b) it performs better in warmer zones. We suggest buying older plants with woody framework for planting in colder areas.

Last update 18-11-2020
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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