Buddleja davidi

Butterfly Towers

This unique, upright Buddleja has a tall, columnar habit, which forms a majestic tower of mauve-purple flowers. Each large, upward-pointing flower provides a valuable source of nectar that will attract bees and butterflies all summer long. This slender hardy shrub is reliable and easy to grow. It demands much less space than traditional varieties, making an excellent hedging plant for creating colourful garden screens.


Buddleja ‘TOBUD1305’ (selling name Butterfly Towers) is a cultivar raised by Thompson and Morgan’s breeding programme.



  • Flower Colour: Mauve-purple
  • Habit: Tall and columnar
  • Eventual height: 200cm (6ft) Spread: 100cm (3ft)
  • Hardiness: Very hardy - 20°C USDA zones 5-9
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Flowering: Very floriferous.
  • Fragrance:
  • Situation: Prefers a sunny position
  • Wildlife: Good for bees, butterflies and other insects. Deer and rabbit resistant.

Project Details



Place of Origin

Central China, west China and Japan

Plant Heritage

Accession Number B246

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 Butterfly Towers TOBUD1305
  • Category semi - deciduous shrub
  • Propagation for resale is illegal without a licence from the agent