Buddleja Auriculata 70lt
Common Name: Weeping Sage
Shrub growing up to 4m in height with dark green leaves that are silver underneath.
They have sprays of cream flowers in Spring.
Indigenous to the mountainous regions of South Africa.
Thrives in temperate to subtropical climates.
Requires full sun for optimal growth.
Plant in a spot with at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily.
Well-draining soil is crucial to prevent waterlogging.
Sandy loam or loamy soil with good drainage is ideal.
Young plants need regular watering to establish roots.
Once established, it can handle some drought but benefits from consistent moisture.
Water deeply and infrequently rather than with shallow, frequent watering.
Generally tolerant of a wide range of temperatures.
Shield from extreme cold during frosty winters.
Apply a balanced, slow-release fertiliser in spring to encourage healthy growth and flowering.
Regular pruning is beneficial to maintain shape and promote new growth.
Prune in late winter or early spring before new growth begins.
Pests and Diseases
Can be vulnerable to aphids and caterpillars; keep an eye out for infestations.
Well-drained soil and proper spacing can help prevent root rot.
Leave sufficient space (about 1-2 meters) between plants to allow for proper air circulation.
Spread organic mulch around the plant’s base to retain moisture and suppress weeds.
king until they establish a strong root system.
Attracts butterflies, bees, and other pollinators with its fragrant flowers.
Buddleja Auriculata (weeping Sage) 70lt