Buddleja davidii

Botanical Name: Buddleja davidii

Phonetic: BUD-lee-uh duh-VID-ee-eye

Common Name(s): Butterfly Bush, Summer Lilac

Family: Loganiaceae
Origin: China, Japan
Plant Type: Shrub
Persistence: Deciduous

Leaf Type: Simple
Number of Leaflets:
Leaf Color: Gray on top, white below
Fall Color: –
Texture: Medium
Density: Medium
Bloom Season: June-September
Flower Color(s): Pale lilac to deep purple

Exposure: Full sun
USDA: 5-9
Growth Rate: Medium to fast         
Height: 8-10 Feet
Spread: 5-6 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium
Pest/Diseases: Rabbits
Soil: Well-drained soil, average to medium moisture, doesn’t like clay soil

Maintenance: Low maintenance, does poorly in wet conditions, cut close to the ground in late winter

Features: Arching branch habit, showy flowers, fragrant flowers, good cut flowers, attracts butterflies, can be invasive
Uses: Perennial and wildlife garden plantings, background, screening, foliage and flowering accent, borders, cottage gardens, rose gardens, butterfly gardens, foundations, cut flowers

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