Hardy Buddleja Species & Cultivars


As its name implies Buddleja cordata has heart shaped medium green leaves. The scented white flowers are produced at the terminals of the branches and are followed by an attractive seed capsule.



Native to Mexico and especially abundant in the Central Mexican Highlands, B. cordata grows in a wide range of habitats including roadsides, desert scrub, pine-oak forests and cloud forests at altitudes of 1000-3000m.

The species was named by German botanist Carl Sigismund Kunth owing to its heart shaped leaves.


  • Flower Colour: White
  • Habit: Large shrub
  • Eventual height: 350cm (12ft)
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Flowering: Summer
  • Fragrance: Scented
  • Situation: Prefers a sunny position
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Plant Heritage

Accession Number B057

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

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