BUDDLEJA davidii 'Adonis Blue'

Commonly known as Buddleia, Butterfly bush

Compact growing form with unique blue-mauve flowers
Further Reading....
  • Semi-evergreen
    Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
    grey-green leaves, lighter beneath
  • Blue
    Blue mauve
  • Height
    1.2m (4ft)
  • Spread
    2m (6½ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Informal, spreading shrub.
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun

BUDDLEJA davidii 'Adonis Blue'

 
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Bred to be a more compact, fuller bush. Wildlife plant - bees, butterflies and other insects.
    Pests & Diseases
    Capsid bugs, caterpillars, figwort weevil, mullein moth, red spider mites.
    Place of origin
    China, Japan. Garden origin 1983. One of the 'English Butterfly' series developed by Elizabeth Keep after her retirement from East Malling Research Station.
  • Flower Shape
    Panicles
    Dense panicles 25-30cm (10-12in) long
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept
    Suitable for open site, slightly back from the sea
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 4
    Suitable for: Deciduous trees and shrubs that flower on current year's growth or are grown for winter stem effect.
    Pruning: Hard prune to a low permanent framework.
    When: Annually in early Spring.

    RHS group 5, 6 & 7
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Butterfly friendly
    Rabbit Resistant
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1.2m (4ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  2m (6½ft)
 

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