Buddleja fallowiana var alba bushA native of Yunnan in western China, this deciduous shrub grows in open woodland, and along forest edges and waterways. White felted shoots bear lanceolate silver-green leaves up to ten inches long that are felted on their lower surface. An abundance of slender, densely-packed, arching panicles of creamy white flowers with a yellow to orange eye and vanilla fragrance are produced in late summer into fall.

Buddleja fallowiana var alba flowerType: Deciduous shrub

Outstanding Features: White felted foliage, creamy-white fragrant flowers

Form: Open, loose

Growth Rate: Slow

Bloom: Densely packed slender panicles of creamy white fragrant flowers with yellow to orange eye in late summer to autumn

Size: 10’ H x 10’ W

Light: Full sun to part shade

Soil: Fertile, moist, well-drained

Hardiness: Zones 8-9

Care: Prune in early spring as buds begin to swell. Can be cut to the ground.

Pests and Diseases: None of significance

Propagation: Semi-hardwood cuttings in summer; hardwood cuttings in autumn

By Karen