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Buddleia davidii

Common Name(s):
Butterfly bush
Cultivar(s):
'Nanho Purple'
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

This is a rapidly growing, drought tolerant shrub.  It is easy to transplant and flowers on new growth.  The best flowers appear when plant is severely pruned in late winter.  An excellent summer flowering shrub for mass planting.

 

Wildlife Value: Attracts butterflies and bees. This plant is seldom damaged by deer

Insect, Disease, and Other Plant Problems:  Spider mites can become a problem during drought.

Height:
5-12 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:
5-9
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:
deciduous, deer resistant, play, playground, butterflies, mass planting, children’s garden

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
Buddleia davidii 'Nanho Purple' Buddleia davidii 'Nanho Purple'
Photo by F. D. Richards, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Buddleia davidii Whole plant