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Buddleja davidii (any variety) (Butterfly bush (any variety))

Beginner
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
3m
Max height
5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Buddleja davidii (any variety)

Other names

Butterfly bush (any variety), Buddleia davidii (any variety), Buddlea davidii (any variety)

Genus

Buddleja Buddleja

Variety or Cultivar

Buddleja davidii (any variety) _ If you don't know the variety name of your Buddleja davidii (Butterfly bush), you can add this plant to your lists to get care advice.

Buddleja davidii (any variety) are vigorous, variable, deciduous to semi-evergreen shrubs with arching shoots bearing lance-shaped, pointed, mid- to grey-green leaves. sometimes variegated, and, in summer, dense panicles of fragrant flowers in a variety of colours.


Buddleja davidii (any variety) is: Deciduous

Fragrance

The flowers are sweetly fragrant.

Habit

Upright, Arching

Flower

Pink, Red, Purple, Yellow, White in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green in Summer; Grey-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Capsid bug , Aphids , Caterpillars , Glasshouse red spider mite , Leaf and bud eelworms Capsid bug , Aphids , Caterpillars , Glasshouse red spider mite , Leaf and bud eelworms

Mosaic virus Mosaic virus

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 6. Deadhead faded flower panicles to encourage further blooms.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Buddleja davidii (any variety) (Butterfly bush (any variety)) will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Resistant to pollution, Wildflower, Instant

Cultivation

Tolerates many situations, but grows best in a sunny, well-drained situation.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Buddleja davidii (any variety)

Other names

Butterfly bush (any variety), Buddleia davidii (any variety), Buddlea davidii (any variety)

Genus

Buddleja Buddleja

Variety or Cultivar

Buddleja davidii (any variety) _ If you don't know the variety name of your Buddleja davidii (Butterfly bush), you can add this plant to your lists to get care advice.

Buddleja davidii (any variety) are vigorous, variable, deciduous to semi-evergreen shrubs with arching shoots bearing lance-shaped, pointed, mid- to grey-green leaves. sometimes variegated, and, in summer, dense panicles of fragrant flowers in a variety of colours.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

The flowers are sweetly fragrant.

Habit

Upright, Arching


Colour

Flower

Pink, Red, Purple, Yellow, White in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green in Summer; Grey-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Capsid bug , Aphids , Caterpillars , Glasshouse red spider mite , Leaf and bud eelworms

Specific diseases

Mosaic virus

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 6. Deadhead faded flower panicles to encourage further blooms.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Buddleja davidii (any variety) (Butterfly bush (any variety)) will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Resistant to pollution, Wildflower, Instant

Cultivation

Tolerates many situations, but grows best in a sunny, well-drained situation.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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