Buddleja davidi

Berries and Cream

A very unusual Buddleja with a mixture of bicoloured purple and white flowers and a few flowers on each raceme wholly white and a few wholly purple. Very floriferous with 15 – 20cm long flowers.

I have been curator of the National Collection at Longstock for the past 15 years and have never seen butterflies so attached to Buddleja flowers


About 10 years ago I found a variegated flower on Buddleja ‘Royal Red’ I self-pollinated and saved the seeds

After extensive trials in my garden, I selected the seedling that has been named Berries and Cream.






  • Flower Colour: bicoloured purple and white
  • Habit: erect
  • Eventual height: 2 to 2.5 metre 6-7ft x 1 to 1.5 metres wide
  • Hardiness: Very hardy - 20°C USDA zones 5-9
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Flowering: Very floriferous. The flowers are 15-20cm (6 -8") in length
  • Fragrance: Sweetly scented and rich in nectar
  • Situation: Prefers a sunny position
  • Wildlife: Excellent for bees, butterflies and other insects. Deer and rabbit resistant.
  • Plants in Garden Centres the flowers may not be variegated because they are grown under glass, Once established outside the flowers will be

Project Details



Place of Origin

Central China, west China and Japan

Plant Heritage

Accession Number B226

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 davidii
  • Cultivar Berries and Cream PMOORE14 EU
  • Category semi - deciduous shrub
  • Propagation for resale is illegal without a licence from the agent