Hardy Buddleja Species & Cultivars


Buddleja albiflora, contrary to its name, bears sweetly scented flowers pale lilac in colour during the summer on long tapering panicles.



Native to the central Chinese mountains, Buddleja albiflora grows in open woodlands, forest edges and on stream banks at an altitude of 500–3000 m. It was discovered by Augustine Henry and introduced by Ernest Wilson in 1900.



  • Flower Colour: Pale lilac
  • Habit: Erect
  • Eventual height: 250cm (8ft)
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Flowering: Summer
  • Fragrance: Sweetly fragrant
  • Situation: Prefers a sunny position
  • Wildlife:

Project Details



Place of Origin

Central China

Plant Heritage

Accession Number B080

All details of our collection are held on the main Plant Heritage database including plant name, accession number, date of accession and plant source.


  • Genus Buddleja
  • Species albiflora
  • Category Hardy Species Shrub
  • Colours and sizes are approximate and are intended as a guideline, cultivation notes should be followed

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