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Buddleja saligna (100 seeds)


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Buddleja saligna. Family: Scrophulariaceae. Common names: false olive, witolien. The false olive’s young stems are four angled and covered with white velvety hairs. The older stems and trunks are creamy or grey to dark brown and fluted with the bark peeling in longitudinal strips. The leaves are long and narrow – somewhat similar to the olive from which it gets its common name – but more textured. The leaf upper surface is hairless and dark green, the underside is whitish with prominently raised venation. The flowers are tiny, creamy white and borne in dense sprays usually at the ends of branches. The flowers have a lovely honey scent and appear from spring to summer. Sowing instructions : Seed should be sown in spring or during summer, in a well-drained seedling mix, and need only be covered lightly with the sowing mix, clean coarse sand or milled bark. The trays should be kept moist in a warm but shaded position. Locality: Bloemfontein. Harvest: January 2024