Buddleja davidi

By The Way

B. ‘By The Way’ is a large shrub with slightly arching shoots and pendulous fragrant white flowers with deep yellow eyes, complemented by long pointed light green leaves.  It is planted it in front of Buddleja albiflora in the border by the Tennis Court.

February 2019



A chance seedling raised in the garden of the National Collection Holder of Clematis montana, Mrs V Le May Neville-Parry.  

In the summer of 2017 Mrs Neville-Parry visited our Buddleja collection with a branch of a white flowered B. davidii which did not match any of the cultivars in the collection.

Following the visit to Longstock I went to her garden and decided it was completely different and worthy of a name. By The Way is the name of Mrs Neville-Parry’s house.





  • Flower Colour: White with a yellow eye
  • Habit: Slightly arching
  • Eventual height: 150-200cm (5-6ft) Spread: 150-200cm (5-6ft)
  • Hardiness: Very hardy - 20°C USDA zones 5-9
  • Leaf colour: Long light green
  • Flowering: The flowers are 35-40 ( 16 ") in length first flowers flush
  • Fragrance: Scented
  • Situation: Prefers a sunny position
  • Wildlife: Good for bees, butterflies and other insects
  • Later in the year some close up images of the flowers and leaves will be added

Project Details



Place of Origin

Central China, west China and Japan

Plant Heritage

Accession Number

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


15 Buddleja were awarded an AGM  at the 2008-10 Wisley Trial.  It was mainly the  Buddleja davidii that were judged but we have many others in our 160+ collection which are worthy winners.

  • Genus Buddleja
  • Species davidii
  • Cultivar 'By The Way’
  • Category semi - deciduous Shrub
  • Colours and sizes are approximate and are intended as a guideline, cultivation notes should be followed

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