Buddleja salviifolia | Sagewood tree for sale | Saliehout boom
Sagewood is very frost-hardy and can withstand moderate drought. It is a semi-deciduous tree which grows relatively fast. Buddleja salviifolia has grey green leaves, covered with fine hairs. It produces heads of purple and white flowers, sometimes in profusion, and usually only once per season. Sagewood has a mildly aggressive root system and a tendency to develop multiple stems.
A few gardening ideas:
Take advantage of Sagewood's shrub-like growth tendency and use it to shield an unsightly view. It is a no-nonsense tree and easy grower. The species is really beautiful when in full flower, when it also attracts many insects and bees to the garden. Game (and even Duiker!) do not browse its leaves, making Sagewood a good choice for planting in eco-estates with wild life. Consider to plant Buddleja salviifolia and Buddleja saligna in clusters together for a striking hedge. Both species respond well to pruning. Sagewood's hairy leaves may cause skin and throat irritation. The latter may trigger a coughing response.
Value to honeybees: Nectar, N0-3; Pollen, P0-3; Flowering months 6-11, (8-9). (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 salviifolia, Sagewood, Saliehout
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Buddleja salviifolia (Sagewood) in 50L for sale.
Recommended retail price-50L