Buddleia davidii is a deciduous shrub found in areas such as E. Asia - China. Naturalized in Britain[17]. A member of the Buddleiaceae family, Buddleia davidii Franch is also known by its common name of Butterfly Bush. The shrub can grow to a height of 3 meters and up to 3 meters wide. The preferred habitat of Found in rocky riverside habitats 1300 - 2600 metres in China[200]. Waste places, often on brick walls in Britain[17]., with LMH soil and N moisture levels. .

Butterfly Bush is a zone 5 hardy plant that has medicinal uses - the medicinal usage rating of Butterfly Bush is 0(Binary/Image)

Buddleia davidii is 1 plant, whose flowers bloom typically in 7 - 10, and which is pollinated by Bees, lepidoptera.

Cultivation tips: Requires a sunny position[11, 182]. The plant prefers a rich loamy well-drained soil[11, 200]. Very tolerant of alkaline soils, atmospheric pollution and maritime exposure[200]. Grows best on dry soils of low fertility, where it can seed itself freely[182]. Plants are hardy to about -15°c[184], they resprout from the base if cut back by cold weather[200]. A very ornamental plant[1], it hybridizes freely with other members of this genus. Polymorphic, there are many named varieties, developed for their ornamental value[182]. The flowers emit a musk-like fragrance like heather honey[245]. Plants flower mainly on the current years growth so a hard pruning in spring will encourage better flowering[200]. An excellent plant for bees and butterflies[30].

. The plant should best be propagated by Seed - cold stratify
for 4 weeks at 4°c[138] and surface sow the seed in February/March in a greenhouse[78, 113]. Germination usually takes place within 3 - 4 weeks at 21°c[138]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter, planting them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Seedlings are inclined to damp off and so should be watered with care and kept well-ventilated[78]. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame[11, 113]. Use short side-shoots[78]. Very high percentage[113]. Cuttings of mature wood of the current season's growth, 15 - 20 centimeters long, October/November in a frame[200].