Buddleja saligna has brown to grey bark in various shades on its erect main trunk that may reach 30 cm in diameter. The one in picture had an incident causing a peculiar split and angled away part of what is still basic structure.
Elaborate, irregular fluting of bigger stems is typical of this tree. The bark is fissured length-wise and flakes in thin pieces. On small branches that tend to be square in cross-section, winged and scaly, there is initially a velvety covering of whitish hairs. The crown of a big tree is dense and rounded from much branching in the somewhat drooping upper stems (Coates Palgrave, 2002; Pooley, 1993; Schmidt, et al, 2002).