BUDDLEJA lindleyana

Commonly known as Buddleia, Butterfly bush

Slender spikes of fragrant deep violet flowers
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    dark-green leaves 10cm (4in) long on square stems.
  • Purple
    Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
    Deep violet
  • Height
    2m (6½ft)
  • Spread
    2m (6½ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Upright, somewhat arching, slender-stemmed shrub
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter
    Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun

BUDDLEJA lindleyana

 
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  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant - bees, butterflies and other insects.
    Pests & Diseases
    Capsid bugs, caterpillars, figwort weevil, mullein moth, red spider mites.
    Place of origin
    China. Discovered by George Forrest, introduced by Robert Fortune ( Scottish botanists) in 1843 and named after John Lindley, English botanist.
  • Flower Shape
    Panicles
    flowers 2cm (¾in) long in nodding panicles to 20cm (8in) long
    Spikes
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Ovate
    (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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2m (6½ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft)
 

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