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Buddleia paniculata - Wall.
                 
Common Name
Family Buddleiaceae
USDA hardiness 7-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Dry slopes and amongst rocks[146], especially on exposed sunny slopes, 1200 - 2250 metres[158].
Range E. Asia - N. India.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Frost Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Buddleia paniculata


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Buddleia paniculata
   
Physical Characteristics
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Buddleia paniculata is a deciduous Shrub growing to 6 m (19ft 8in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8. It is in flower in July, and the seeds ripen from Sep to October. The flowers are dioecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but only one sex is to be found on any one plant so both male and female plants must be grown if seed is required) and are pollinated by Bees, lepidoptera.The plant is not self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soils.
It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought. It can tolerate atmospheric pollution.

Synonyms
B. variabilis. Buddleja paniculata

Habitats
Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade;
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses


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Astringent;  Febrifuge.

A decoction of the leaves is used in the treatment of diarrhea and dysentery[272], A decoction of the leaves, combined with the leaves of Crotalaria alata, is used in the treatment of fevers[272].
Other Uses
Fuel;  Pioneer;  Soil stabilization;  Wood.

Plants are fairly fast growing and have an extensive root system, they are useful as pioneer species for restocking bare hillsides and preventing soil erosion on the slopes[158]. Wood - moderately hard, close grained. Used only as a fuel[146, 158].
Cultivation details
Requires a sunny position[1, 11]. Succeeds in most well-drained garden soils but it prefers a rich loamy soil[1, 11, 200]. Very tolerant of alkaline soils[200]. This species is not hardy in the colder areas of the country, it tolerates temperatures down to between -5 and -10°c[200]. It resprouts freely from the base if cut back by severe weather[200]. Probably not in cultivation[11], this species is much confused with B. crispa. Benth[158]. A very ornamental plant[1], it hybridizes freely with other members of this genus[200]. An excellent plant for bees and butterflies[30]. Dioecious. Male and female plants must be grown if seed is required.
Propagation
Seed - cold stratify for 4 weeks at 4°c[138] and surface sow the seed in February/March in a greenhouse[78, 113] (the pre-chilling might not be required for this species). Germination usually takes place within 3 - 4 weeks at 21°c[138]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter, planting them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Seedlings are inclined to damp off and so should be watered with care and kept well-ventilated[78]. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame[11, 113]. Use short side-shoots[78]. Very high percentage[113]. Cuttings of mature wood of the current season's growth, 15 - 20cm long, October/November in a frame[200].
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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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Buddleia asiaticaBai Bei Feng11
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Buddleia globosaOrange Ball Tree01
Buddleia officinalisMi Meng Hua02
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