Buddleja glomerata is endemic to the Karoo where it grows among boulders on the hillsides, Buddleja glomerata is a tough, small tree or large shrub, with a fast growth rate.
Growing to a height of 3 m, Buddleja glomerata is upright with a bushy appearance. Young stems are formed from the base of the tree and if left untrimmed, the tree makes a good hedging specimen. It can spread up to 3 m wide, making it an attractive, large shrub.
The young leaves of Buddleja glomerata are silvery and furry with scalloped edges. As the leaves mature, they turn to a faded, blue-green colour. It bears creamy-yellow flowers en masse in the form of pyramids all over the tree during summer, smells like honey and attract many butterflies, insects and birds. The flowers appear from September to March, adding another splash of colour to the garden. These flowers are aromatic and the pollen induces sneezing – hence the local name of Niesbos.
The shrub is drought resistant, frost tolerant and grows in full sun. Buddleja glomerata is ideal for a flowering and foliage specimen to show off with in the garden and is also tidy enough for the conventional garden. For wilder gardens it can be grown in groups.
You may find stock of this plant at Random Harvest.