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Buddleja is renowned for its long, often pink−purple flowers, that are attractive for people and bugs alike. Mature plants have long, tapering leaves that have a silvery and downy appearance. Stems are woody, the bark looking “flaky” in appearance. Buddleja can grow very tall, its growth pattern resembling that of a small tree.
Buddleja do grow together and it is always worth keeping an eye-out for small plants in the vicinity of larger plants. Buddleja grows pretty much everywhere, all over the UK, appearing in cracks in walls and paving, railway lines and motorways.
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