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BUDDLEJA

Commonly known as Buddleia, Butterfly bush



The Buddleja, Buddleia or Buddlea, named after English rector Rev. Adam Buddle is pronounced without the "j". 

Genus of about 100 species of evergreen, semi-evergreen and deciduous shrubs, sometimes trees and climbers and a few herbaceous perennials.

They originate from riversides, rocky areas and scrub in Asia, Africa and North and South America.

Staples of the modern butterfly garden they are also attractive to moths and bees. Breeding is resulting in more compact cultivars of davidii with sterile seed, an important attribute because of its invasiveness.

Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - semi evergreen and deciduous shrubs and trees - a few herbaceous perennials
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Good to know - named after Adam Buddle,17th century botanist and rector from Essex. Linnaeus listed it as Buddleja rather than Buddleia. Wildlife plant - butterflies, moths and many other insects.
  • Pests & Diseases - capsid bugs, caterpillars, figwort weevil, mullein moth, red spider mites.
  • Place of origin - Asia, Africa, North and South America
  • Is Scented Plant - Scented flowers
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly
  • Butterfly friendly
Buddleia - Care Guide

Buy Varieties of BUDDLEJA

BUDDLEJA alternifolia   AWARD

BUDDLEJA alternifolia  >


Commonly known as: Buddleia, Butterfly bush, Fountain buddleja.
Mauvish-purple flowers along stems
£14.50 each

BUDDLEJA alternifolia 'Argentea'

BUDDLEJA alternifolia 'Argentea'  >


Commonly known as: Buddleia, Butterfly bush, Fountain buddleja.
Leaves are covered with silvery hairs giving this form a silvery sheen
£16.00 each

BUDDLEJA auriculata

BUDDLEJA auriculata  >


Commonly known as: Buddleia, Butterfly bush, Weeping sage.
Heavily scented creamy-white flowers
£15.00 each

BUDDLEJA colvilei

BUDDLEJA colvilei  >


Commonly known as: Buddleia, Butterfly bush, Summer lilac.
Our choice as the most attractive and unusual variety of buddleja. Large panicles of dark red flowers at the ends of each stem in early summer
£16.50 each

BUDDLEJA crispa

BUDDLEJA crispa  >


Commonly known as: Buddleia, Butterfly bush.
Fragrant lilac flowers with an orange throat in terminal panicles
£15.00 each

BUDDLEJA davidii 'Adonis Blue'

BUDDLEJA davidii 'Adonis Blue'  >


Commonly known as: Buddleia, Butterfly bush.
Compact growing form with unique blue-mauve flowers
Multibuy Any 3+ £11.00 each
£13.00 each

BUDDLEJA davidii 'Black Knight'  AWARD

BUDDLEJA davidii 'Black Knight'  >


Commonly known as: Buddleia, Butterfly bush.
Deepest purple
Multibuy Any 3+ £11.00 each
£13.00 each

BUDDLEJA davidii 'Empire Blue'

BUDDLEJA davidii 'Empire Blue'  >


Commonly known as: Buddleia, Butterfly bush.
Nearest to true blue of any variety
Multibuy Any 3+ £11.00 each
£13.00 each
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BUDDLEJA davidii 'Harlequin'

BUDDLEJA davidii 'Harlequin'  >


Commonly known as: Buddleia, Butterfly bush.
Variegated form of Royal Red
Multibuy Any 3+ £11.00 each
£13.00 each
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BUDDLEJA davidii 'Nanho Blue'

BUDDLEJA davidii 'Nanho Blue'  >


Commonly known as: Buddleia, Butterfly bush.
Dwarfish habit, flowers pale mauve-blue
Multibuy Any 3+ £11.00 each
£13.00 each

BUDDLEJA davidii 'Nanho Purple'   AWARD

BUDDLEJA davidii 'Nanho Purple'  >


Commonly known as: Buddleia, Butterfly bush.
Dwarfish habit, flowers violet-purple with orange centres
Multibuy Any 3+ £11.00 each
£13.00 each

BUDDLEJA davidii 'Pink Delight'  AWARD

BUDDLEJA davidii 'Pink Delight'  >


Commonly known as: Buddleia, Butterfly bush.
Huge pure pink
Multibuy Any 3+ £11.00 each
£13.00 each

BUDDLEJA davidii 'Royal Red'  AWARD

BUDDLEJA davidii 'Royal Red'  >


Commonly known as: Buddleia, Butterfly bush.
Brightest purplish-red
Multibuy Any 3+ £11.00 each
£13.00 each
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BUDDLEJA davidii 'White Profusion'  AWARD

BUDDLEJA davidii 'White Profusion'  >


Commonly known as: Buddleia, Butterfly bush.
Large pure white
Multibuy Any 3+ £11.00 each
£13.00 each

BUDDLEJA globosa   AWARD

BUDDLEJA globosa  >


Commonly known as: Buddleia, Butterfly bush, Orange ball tree.
Orange ball Buddleja
£15.00 each
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BUDDLEJA lindleyana

BUDDLEJA lindleyana  >


Commonly known as: Buddleia, Butterfly bush.
Slender spikes of fragrant deep violet flowers
Multibuy Any 3+ £11.00 each
£13.00 each

BUDDLEJA 'Lochinch'   AWARD

BUDDLEJA 'Lochinch'  >


Commonly known as: Buddleia, Butterfly bush.
Mauve blue
Multibuy Any 3+ £11.00 each
£13.00 each
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BUDDLEJA salvifolia

BUDDLEJA salvifolia  >


Commonly known as: Buddleia, Butterfly bush, South African sagewood.
Grey-green leaves and fragrant pale lilac blue flowers in late autumn and early winter
£14.00 each
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BUDDLEJA 'Silver Anniversary'

BUDDLEJA 'Silver Anniversary'  >


Commonly known as: Buddleia, Butterfly bush.
Compact, bushy semi-evergreen variety with silver-grey green leaves and dense white fragrant flowers
Multibuy Any 3+ £11.00 each
£13.00 each

BUDDLEJA x weyeriana 'Moonlight'

BUDDLEJA x weyeriana 'Moonlight'  >


Commonly known as: Buddleia, Butterfly bush.
Cream-yellow flowers with a deeper orange eye and a trace of deep lavender in flower buds
£15.00 each
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BUDDLEJA x weyeriana 'Pink Pagoda'

BUDDLEJA x weyeriana 'Pink Pagoda'  >


Commonly known as: Buddleia, Butterfly bush.
A spreading shrub with arching branches and conical spikes of pink scented flowers. The undersides of the leaves have a silvery-grey coating
£15.00 each
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BUDDLEJA x weyeriana 'Sungold'  AWARD

BUDDLEJA x weyeriana 'Sungold'  >


Commonly known as: Buddleia, Butterfly bush.
Semi-globe shaped deep orange flowers
£14.50 each
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BUDDLEJA yunnanensis

BUDDLEJA yunnanensis  >


Commonly known as: Buddleia, Butterfly bush.
Large tapering leaves and violet flowers on this rare Chinese species first discovered in 1915
£15.00 each
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