Buddleja auriculata | Weeping sagewood for sale | Treursaliehout
Weeping sagewood (Treursaliehout) is a small, evergreen tree with an informal, shrub-like growth form. It grows at an average rate and is known for its arching branches and drooping leaves. Trees with such an appearance often have "weeping" as a prefix to their popular names. (Think Weeping brides-bush, Weeping wattle, Weeping willow, Weeping bush willow) Buddleja auriculata's leaves have a glossy tint on the top surface and fine whitish hairs on the under surface, giving the tree a discolorous look. The species has non-invasive roots and is quite water wise. Its sweetly scented flowers are large for the genus and are borne in dense heads.
A few gardening ideas:
Weeping sagewood is an easy grower, requiring very little (if any) maintenance. Its pendulous form and discolorous leaves will provide a striking contrast in the garden, and its flowers are a bonus. This species is highly recommended for planting in a small garden (but not in a very small garden). It is fairly frost hardy and will survive temperatures as low as -2 degrees Celsius.
Value to honeybees: Nectar, N1-2; Pollen, P2; Flowering months 4-9, (5-7). (See blog-post "The bee-value of South Africa's trees" for an explanation of codes)
For more information on this species go to PlantZAfrica Buddleja auriculata, Weeping sagewood, Treursaliehout
Currently only available in 50L
Buddleja auriculata (Weeping sagewood) in 50L for sale.
Recommended retail price-50L