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Lochinch Summer Lilac Buddleja 'Lochinch'

Other Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Buddleja davidii 'Lochinch'
  • Buddleja fallowiana 'Lochinch'
Phonetic Spelling
bud-LAY-yah
Description

Buddleja "Lochinch' grows in average, well-drained soil in full sun. It can become weedy if not grown in full sun and will have less vigorous flowering. As with other Buddleja's, it does not do well in wet, poorly draining conditions. However, it tolerates clay soil that has been properly amended with compost. This is not as winter hardy as other Buddlejas. It may die back to the roots in zone 6 and should be grown in a protected area and well mulched. 

Deadheading of flowers will encourage additional bloom.  This butterfly bush blooms on both old and new wood and pruning branches close to the ground in late winter will produce abundant flowers and a better shape to the plant. It has a compact and mounded form and will typically grow 4-6 feet tall in a single season but can grow much taller if not pruned.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: Nematodes.

 

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#purple#hummingbirds#arching#deciduous#full sun tolerant#fragrant flowers#blue#drought tolerant#violet#shrub#silver leaves#wildlife plant#purple flowers#nectar plant#blue flowers#cottage garden#rabbit resistant#mounding#well-drained soil#spreading#violet flowers#summer flowers#deer resistant#long bloom time#border back#humidity tolerant#compact habit#clay soils tolerant#dry soils tolerant#butterfly friendly#pollinator garden#bee friendly
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Buddleja
    Family:
    Scrophulariaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    hybrid of Buddleja davidii and Buddleja fallowiana)
    Wildlife Value:
    Attractive to bees, butterflies, and moths.
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Attracts Pollinators
    Colorful
    Fragrance
    Dimensions:
    Height: 5 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 4 ft. 0 in. - 8 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Dense
    Mounding
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    6-feet-12 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Spike
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Good Cut
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Tubular
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Honey scented lavender-blue flowers with orange eyes first appear in spring and can rebloom until fall.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Velvety
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Leaf Margin:
    Denticulate
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    The leaves are 8-10 inches long, silvery gray-green above, and wooly white on the underside with fine hairs.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Cottage Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Small groups
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Pollinators
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Dry Soil
    Humidity
    Rabbits