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Buddleia davidii

Common Name(s):
Butterfly bush
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

Drought tolerant; easy to transplant; flowers on new growth; best flowers when plant is severely pruned in late winter; spider mites can become a problem during drought; attracts butterflies and bees

Height:
5-10 ft.
Foliage:
Opposite, simple, gray-green to blue-green leaves; 4-10 in. long; white tomentose beneath; emerges late in spring
Flower:
Small, lavender, lilac, purple, white, yellow, or pink flowers on 4-10 in. panicles from summer to fall; fragrant; on new wood
Zones:
5 to 9
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun; prefers moist, well-drained soil, but tolerates a range of soil types
Texture:
Coarse
Form:
Large, open irregular, somewhat rounded shrub with arching branches
Width:
8-10 ft.
Tags:
butterflies

NCCES plant id: 1428

Buddleia davidii Buddleia davidii growth habit
Photo by Gonmi, CC BY - 2.0
Buddleia davidii Buddleia davidii flower panicle detail
Photo by Jim, the Photographer, CC BY - 2.0