Species Hybrids & Cultivars Protection below -10°C


B. limitanea has small pendulous terminal panicles with relatively few flowers. The virtually scentless flowers is usually purple violet and appear in late summer.


Discovered by George Forrest in Yunnan in 1912 and in northern Burma in 1914, it was described by William Wright Smith in 1916.

  • Flower Colour: Purple violet
  • Habit: Vigorous, lax shrub
  • Eventual height: 150cm (5ft)
  • Hardiness: Requires some winter protection
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Flowering: Summer
  • Fragrance: Scentless
  • Situation: South facing wall in warm areas or a glasshouse over winter
  • Wildlife:

Project Details

Project Details



Place of Origin

Yunnan province of China and Northern Burma

Plant Heritage

Accession Number B117

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