Asian butterfly bush Buddleja asiatica

Asian butterfly bush


B. asiatica is an arching, evergreen shrub with widely-spaced, dark green leaves 30cm long, felted grey on the undersides. The tiny, white flowers in long, narrow spikes are sweetly scented and appear in late winter and early spring

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Asian butterfly bush

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      2.5-4 metres

    • Spread

      2.5-4 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun

  • scissorsPruning

    group 6, or pruning group 13 for wall-trained plants

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Wall-side Borders City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Mediterranean Climate Plants

  • sproutPropogation

    • Root semi-ripe cuttings in summer

  • insectPests

    May be attacked by capsid bug, caterpillars, figwort weevils and aphids outdoors; glasshouse red spider mite and glasshouse whitefly under glass

  • microbeDiseases

    Generally disease free