Hardy Buddleja Species & Cultivars


Buddleja loricata forms a evergreen bushy shrub which is fully hardy in the UK and resistant to drought and heat. The white – cream flowers are borne in heads at the end of terminals and are honey scented. Pruning is not required, only use if shaping is required.



Named and described in 1975 by Dutch botanist, Anthonius Josephus Maria Leeuwenberg, B. loricata has only recently been introduced into cultivation.

Naturally occurring throughout South Africa and Mozambique, B. loricata grows amongst rocks or in moist sheltered places on high mountain slopes above 1800m.



  • Flower Colour: White
  • Habit: Bushy shrub
  • Eventual height: 200cm (7ft)
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Leaf colour: Grey-green
  • Flowering: Early summer
  • Fragrance: Honey scented
  • Situation: Prefers full sun
  • Wildlife:

Project Details



Place of Origin

S. Africa Cape Province, Drakensberg

Plant Heritage

Accession Number B070

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

Find out more about soil feeding, pruning and pest control.

Cultivation of Plants