Botanical Name: Buddleja paniculata
Species: B. paniculata
*Buddleja acutifolia C.H.Wright
*Buddleja lavandulacea Kraenzl.
*Buddleja gynandra C.Marquand
*Buddleja mairei H.Lév.
*Buddleja mairei var. albiflora H.Lév.
Habitat:. Buddleja paniculata is native to East Asia – N. India. :It grows on the dry slopes and amongst rocks. especially on exposed sunny slopes, 1200 – 2250 metres.
Buddleja paniculata is a variable deciduous shrub or tree of bushy habit, occasionally reaching 6 m (20 ft) high. The sparse terminal panicles comprise white or pale lilac flowers, some forms pleasantly scented, others not, from December to mid-spring. The bright green lanceolate leaves are opposite, up to 25 cm (9.8 in) in length, and covered in fine hairs. 2n = 38
Owing to its limited horticultural merit, B. paniculata is rarely cultivated. Moreover, it demands dry soils and frost protection over winter. In the UK, it is grown under glass as part of the NCCPG national collection at Longstock Park Nursery, near Stockbridge. Hardiness: USDA zone 8
A decoction of the leaves is used in the treatment of diarrhea and dysentery, A decoction of the leaves, combined with the leaves of Crotalaria alata, is used in the treatment of fevers.
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. Wood – moderately hard, close grained. Used only as a fuel.
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