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
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    To semi evergreen. Lance-shaped, dark-green leaves to 12cm (5in) or more.
  • Shades of pink
    All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
    Dark pink to red
  • Height
    6m (20ft)
  • Spread
    6m (20ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Upright, stoutly-branched shrub or small tree
  • Hardy - average winter
    Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
    Borderline
  • Against a wall
  • Full sun
    Protect from cold winter winds

BUDDLEJA colvilei

 
Available again from June 2022 -
£17.50 each 
Delivery Information Available again from June 2022
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre
  • 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
    Himalayas. Discovered in 1849 by Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817-1911), explorer and botanist.
  • Flower Shape
    Panicles
    Tight, pendent, terminal, occasionally axillary, panicles to 20cm (8in) long
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (see photos above)
    Lanceolate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 2
    Suitable for: Deciduous shrubs and trees that flower in Spring or early Summer on previous year's growth, including plants that produce new growth at or near ground level.
    Pruning: Prune flowered shoots to strong buds. Cut back approximately 1/4 of old shoots to the base to promote replacement growth.
    When: Annually, after flowering.

    RHS groups 2 & 3
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly spreading
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Rabbit Resistant
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6m (20ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  6m (20ft)
 

Buy Varieties of BUDDLEJA colvilei

BUDDLEJA colvilei 'Kewensis'

BUDDLEJA colvilei 'Kewensis'

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

 
£17.50 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

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