Butterfly bush

Buddleja lindleyana

Butterfly bush - Buddleja lindleyana

Common Name: Butterfly bush
Genus: Buddleja
Species: lindleyana

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Good for wildlife, Long flowering period

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 2.00 m (200 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 2.00 m (200 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

At the ends of the slender arching stems curved dark violet flowers form nodding tapering panicles that emit a delicate scent and act as a magnet to butterflies. This vase-shaped deciduous shrub also boasts handsome dark green leaves throughout the warmer months so it works well towards the back of a mixed shrub border. Alternatively train it against a sunny south-facing wall where it will appreciate the added protection in winter.

  • Garden care: Prune back hard in March removing all of the previous year's growth to three or four buds.

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