Ornamental shrub used in gardening for its blossoming and the color of its foliage. Very attractive to butterflies it is also a true honey-bee tree.
Deciduous or semi-evergreen shrub growing up to 3m. Green-greyish leaves. Extremely scented little flowers that can be lilac, blue or white in spring. The fragrance of their nectar attracts butterflies.
City garden, Cottage garden, Eco-friendly garden, Honey producing plant, Specimen, Street Tree, Wild garden
Seeds per gram
Soil - Moisture
Soil - Type
Fertile, No preference
Direct sowing in spring or autumn. Temperatures 10ºC night-20ºC day.
It prefers fertile, light and well-drained soils.
It can be grown isolated, in groups or in alignement along paths for the touch of color it gives. It is advised to water it abundantly at the beginning, reducing the water when adult. The spring pruning is important for this plant.
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