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Butterfly Bush in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Buddleja

 

Butterfly Bush

There are over 100 varieties of deciduous and evergreen Buddleja or Buddleia shrubs although some are referred to as trees. It is a fast growing plant with arching branches and long cylindrical scented flower clusters that can be white, yellow, pink, red blue or purple, butterflies love them. Leaves are grey/green and shaped like lances.

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plant Features
  • Butterfly Bush likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Butterfly Bush likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Butterfly Bush is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Butterfly Bush likes free draining

    Free draining

 
Similar plants are available to buy from 5 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Butterfly Bush

Latin name

Buddleja

type

Flowering shrubs or trees

family

Scrophulariaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Butterfly Bush likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Butterfly Bush is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Butterfly Bush likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Butterfly Bush likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Butterfly Bush is 2.50meters x 4.00meters 2.50 M 4.00 M

Buddleja

There are over 100 varieties of deciduous and evergreen Buddleja or Buddleia shrubs although some are referred to as trees. It is a fast growing plant with arching branches and long cylindrical scented flower clusters that can be white, yellow, pink, red blue or purple, butterflies love them. Leaves are grey/green and shaped like lances.


Planting Outdoors

From Late Winter TO Early Spring

Plant out in to a site that is fertile, free draining and in full sun,

 

Flowering Season

From Early Summer TO Mid Autumn

Long cylindrical scented flower clusters that can be white, yellow, pink, red or purple, butterflies love them.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Mid Summer TO Early Autumn

Semi hard wood cuttings are taken from the current years growth from late summer to mid autumn the bottom of the cuttings is hard and soft on the top. With a sharp knife take a cutting of about 14cms, remove lowest leaves, dip end into rooting hormone, and place round the edge of a pot filled with a suitable compost, water well, they must remain moist till rooted, place under glass but in semi shade.

 
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