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Buddleja davidii is a tough deciduous shrub with fragrant panicles of flowers that are butterfly magnets. There are many cultivars in a range of colours. They are quick growers with bushy habit, and can be cut back hard to encourage dense growth. They seed readily, so can become a weed. It is regarded as an environmental weed in Victoria, Tasmania and New South Wales, but has not been declared as a noxious weed.
Buddleja davidii is native to rocky riversides in China.
Flower colour: White, pink, purple, mauve
Flowering season: spring summer autumn
Maximum height: 5 metres
Minimum height: 3 metres
Maximum width: 5 metres
Minimum width: not specified
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Butterflies.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical, tropical, arid.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Clay: moist, well-drained.
Sand: wet, moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 6-7
Root rot, downy mildew in wet conditions
Spider mites, nematodes, caterpillars
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose.