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Buddleja Saligna 125lt

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Buddleja Saligna 125lt
Common Name: False Olive

Full Sun
Evergreen
Medium Watering
Fast Grower
Indigenous

 

Buddleja saligna, commonly known as the False Olive or White Olive, is a species of flowering shrub or small tree belonging to the Buddlejaceae family. It is native to southern Africa, specifically found in countries such as South Africa, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe.

Appearance: The False Olive is a fast-growing evergreen shrub or small tree that can reach heights of about 5 to 10 meters. It has a dense, rounded canopy and pendulous branches.

Leaves: The leaves are lance-shaped or elongated, measuring around 5-12 cm in length. They are dark green on the upper side and have a silvery or greyish appearance on the lower side.

Flowers: The shrub produces fragrant, small, tubular, creamy-white flowers that are arranged in slender, elongated clusters. These flower clusters can be quite attractive to butterflies and other pollinators.

Fruit: After flowering, Buddleja saligna develops small, woody capsules containing tiny seeds.

Habitat: The False Olive is well-adapted to a variety of habitats, from coastal areas to rocky slopes and open woodlands. It is also common in disturbed areas and can be considered a pioneer species.

Uses: In some regions, Buddleja saligna has been used for various purposes. For example, the wood is occasionally used for furniture, and the leaves and bark have traditional medicinal uses. The plant is also valued for its role in attracting wildlife, particularly butterflies and birds, making it a popular choice in gardens and landscapes for biodiversity and wildlife conservation.

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Buddleja Saligna 125lt