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Buddleja 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.  This plant is slightly salt tolerant.

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:
cpp, deciduous, deer resistant, play, playground, butterflies, mass planting, salt tolerant, children’s garden

NCCES plant id: 1428

Buddleia davidii Growth habit
Gonmi, CC BY - 2.0
Buddleia davidii Flower panicle detail
Jim, the Photographer, CC BY - 2.0
Buddleia davidii 'Nanho Purple' Buddleja davidii 'Nanho Purple'
F. D. Richards, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Buddleia davidii Whole plant