Buddleja alternifolia Unique

Since 1982 I have made hundreds of Buddleja crosses, the majority rejected within eighteen months. I was somewhat surprised, taken aback, when in 2009 in a batch of B. alternifolia hybrid seedlings one plant looked totally different to anything I had raised before or ever seen.

A B. x alternifolia hybrid flowering on the current year’s wood and flowering continuously for four to five months, and even better the flowers had no pollen.

Cuttings were propagated and grown on at Lowaters Nursery and trial samples sent to Plantipp BV in Holland and Pat Fitzgerald in Ireland to go into tissue culture.

  • Foliage is silvery green
  • Very free flowering and fragrant
  • Lilac flowers in early summer through to October
  • Compact habit
  • Flowers on new season’s wood
  • Hardy to -25 C
  • Full sun
  • Grows in any fertile, well drained soil
  • Sterile flowers-set no seed (no pollen)
  • Remove dead flowers to stimulate re flowering
  • Suitable for a large pot on a patio

As every shoot runs to flower, few cuttings are available and the plants are being raised by tissue culture.

Genus Buddleja
Species alternifolia
Cultivar Unique 'PMOORE12'
Category Deciduous shrub
Height & Spread 100cm x 70cm
Plant Breeders Rights Propagation for resale is illegal without a licence from the Agent
Colors Colours and sizes are approximate and are intended as a guideline and may vary according to local conditions.
  • Richard Loader in my garden 2016

  • Peter Moore my garden 2015

  • Charles Carr at Lowaters Nursery

  • Tissue culture from Plantipp/Concept Plants

  • The Gatekeeper butterfly in my garden 8th July 2018

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