A dwarf variety with pretty white flowers - perfect for pots or small gardens!
Common name : Buddleia 'White chip'
Scientific name : Buddleja davidii 'White chip'
Family : Scrophulariaceae
Category : Shrubs
Type of plant : Perennial
Rough 'n tough
This miniature Buddleia produces all the same characteristics of a standard buddleia shrub, only it has the advantage of being suitable for growing in pots and containers on the patio.
Sowing & planting
50 - 90
6 - 7
Plant my 'white chip'
Plant from the end of autumn to the beginning of spring, in the sun, in all types of soil except very rich earth. Don't bury the base of the plant too deeply. Tamp down the earth around the roots, form a shallow basin and water until no more can be absorbed.
Mulch my 'white chip'
Mulch in November each year to protect the soil — especially for the first few years — and limit weeding.
Prune my 'white chip'
In March, every year, prune all the branches, just flush with the ground; this operation is called coppicing, it forces the plant to re-emit stems from its roots. If you notice that your shrub is weakened by competition from taller plants, trim it every other year.
Water my 'white chip'
Water in the first weeks if the weather is dry - and soon it will not be needed anymore