Hardy Buddleja Species & Cultivars

lindleyana Little Treasure

Buddleja lindleyana ‘Little Treasure’ is completely different to B. lindleyana; flowering from July to Oct and for this reason I was going to call it Endless Summer, it just keeps on flowering The purple–violet flowers are like B. lindleyana strikingly beautiful (Hillier Manuel). It can be grown as a shrub or possibly trained on a short 1m stem to show off the pendulous flowers.

Regular removal of old flowers will extend the flowering period.

The flowers are unscented but do have nectar and I have seen one or two Hummingbird Hawkmoth and even better the flowers  are sterile so do not set seed.





  • Flower Colour: Purple violet
  • Habit: Pendulous
  • Eventual height: 100cm (3ft) Spread: 75cm (2-3ft)
  • Hardiness: -15°C
  • Leaf colour: Light green
  • Flowering: July - October
  • Fragrance: No scent
  • Situation: Prefers a position in full sun, well drained and sheltered
  • Wildlife: Attracts hummingbird hawk moths

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Place of Origin

B. lindleyana is native in the Chinese Provinces of Anhui, Fujian. Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Yunnan and Zhejiang; found growing on mountains beside trails, in scrub by streams and forest edges at elevations of 200-2700m.


Plant Heritage

Accession Number B227

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 lindleyana
  • Cultivar 'Little Treasure'
  • Category Hardy species
  • Colours and sizes are approximate and are intended as a guideline, cultivation notes should be followed
  • Propagation for resale is illegal without a licence from the agent

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