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Buddleja salviifolia


Water Needs

low; moderate water wise

Buddleja salviifolia
Shrub large
Sagewood; Saliehout

3 - 4 m


Light Conditions

sun; semi-shade;


light; hardy


white, mauve, lilac August to October; winter spring

Garden Situation

sandy soils; shrubbery; sun; semi-shade; clay soils; wildlife bees butterflies insects birds; salt spray; fast-growing easy-care


woodland forest; rocky places; water; fynbos; urban streets


Subtropical East Coast; thicket; Highveld; Western Cape

Rain Season

winter; summer

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The Sagewood is a beautiful water wise, frost hardy large shrub with cream to mauve flowers with a deep orange throat. Flowers grow in large terminal sprays (at the branch tips) from August to October. Shrubby from the ground up it works well as a screen and within a mixed shrubbery. Long, slender leaves are the most attractive of the 3 large shrub species, grey-green above, silver-grey below, and droop gently downwards. Pruning back after flowering encourages rapid growth and dense foliage. Size: up to 4 m Frost: Hardy but protect for the first year Flowers: white, mauve, lilac August to October Garden situation: sandy soils; cec; shrubbery; sun; semi-shade; wildlife bees butterflies insects birds; salt spray Water needs: low; moderate water wise Habitat: woodland forest; rocky places; water; fynbos Regional: subtec; thicket; Highveld; wc

Buddleja salviifolia
Buddleja salviifolia
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