Buddleja davidi


An exciting breeding breakthrough has produced this astonishing patio Buddleja! The short stems and compact growing habit make it perfect for growing in patio containers and small gardens.

 In summer Buddleja ‘Buzz™’ produces masses of fragrant, dense flower spikes that will attract clouds of butterflies to your garden.

Like its larger relatives, this dwarf Butterfly Bush is hardy and easy to grow in almost any situation. Height and spread: 120cm (48″). (Thompson & Morgan quote)

While I agree they are suitable for containers possibly for 2-3 years, long term they are better in the ground. All the Buzz™ series are planted in our display garden at Longstock.




  • Flower Colour: Maroon
  • Habit: Compact
  • Eventual height: 100-150cm (3-5ft) Spread: 60-90cm (2-3ft)
  • Hardiness: Very hardy - 20°C USDA zones 5-9
  • Leaf colour: Medium 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: Good for bees, butterflies and other insects

Project Details



Place of Origin

Central China, west China and Japan

Plant Heritage

Accession Number

  • Genus Buddleja
  • Species davidii
  • Cultivar 'Buzz™'
  • Category semi - deciduous Shrub

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