Species & Hybrids Tender Winter Protection


Buddleja coriacea forms a small shrub with dark green waxy leaves covered with a fawn felted leaves below. Rarely flowering in the UK, it requires glasshouse protection during the winter and must not be allowed to become waterlogged and the roots freezing.



B. coriacea was named and described by French naturalist Jules Achille Rémy in 1847 but not introduced into the UK until about 1994.

The species grows naturally in Bolivia and Peru on semi humid rocky soils at altitudes of 3000-4500m.


  • Flower Colour: Deep yellow turning orange
  • Habit: Shrub
  • Eventual height: 50cm (1.5ft)
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Leaf colour: Dark green with indumentum below
  • Flowering: Rarely flowers in the UK
  • Fragrance: Scented
  • Situation: Glasshouse protection overwinter
  • Wildlife:

Project Details



Place of Origin

Bolivia and Peru

Plant Heritage

Accession Number B084

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

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Cultivation of Plants