Species Hybrids & Cultivars Protection below -10°C

fallowiana var alba

Buddleja fallowiana var alba is a deciduous shrub with a lax habit. The young shoots are clothed with a dense white felt and the pure whiteare borne in late summer. Although root hardy the plants can be cut down by hard winters and is best grown in a greenhouse.


Buddleja fallowiana var. alba is endemic to Yunnan in western China, where it grows in open woodland, along forest edges and watercourses. The shrub was considered superior to the lavender-blue flowered B. fallowiana by William Bean.

Introduced to cultivation as seed sent to England in 1925 by George Forrest, the variety was named by Lucien Sabourin.

  • Flower Colour: White
  • Habit: Shrub
  • Eventual height: 150cm (5ft)
  • Hardiness: Requires winter protection
  • Leaf colour: Felted silver
  • Flowering: Summer
  • Fragrance:
  • Situation: Overwinter in a glasshouse
  • Wildlife:

Project Details

Project Details



Place of Origin

Yunnan Province of Western China

Plant Heritage

Accession Number B068

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 fallowiana var alba
  • Category Semi tender Species Shrub
  • Colours and sizes are approximate and are intended as a guideline, cultivation notes should be followed

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