Buddleia davidii Black Knight

 

Buddleia davidii Black Knight, Butterfly Bush. Fast growing deciduous shrub with arching stems of green leaves. Long conical panicles of dark purple-blue flowers. makes an excellent border addition. Max Height 3m. Max Spread 5m. Flowers May to August.

 

 

Plant in fertile well drained soil. Full Sun, Hardy.

 

General Shrub Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • If the Shrub is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding a bucketful of planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Position used. Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the Shrub and area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until Shrub is established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.