Butterfly bush

Buddleja davidii | Also known as: summer lilac | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 3
Spread [m]
  • 5
Dominant flower colour
  • Varies
Flower Fragrance
  • Yes, let it smell
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
  • Early autumn
  • Mid autumn
  • Late autumn
Foliage in spring
  • Grey-green
Foliage in summer
  • Grey-green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Grey-green
Propagation methods
  • semi-ripe cuttings
  • seed
  • Hardwood cuttings
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z6-9
Heat zone
  • H9-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -23 - -1
Heat days
  • 0 - 150
Moisture
  • well-drained
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Exposure
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Trees & shrubs
  • Shrubs
Grown for
  • Attractive flowers and foliage
Creative category
  • Fine fragrants
  • Colours
  • Show-offs
  • For birds & bees
  • Roses & classics
  • Tough survivors
Garden type
  • Cottage garden
  • Wildlife gardens
Garden spaces
  • Flower beds
  • Specimen
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • up to 10 years
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