Species & Hybrids Tender Winter Protection


Buddleja madagascariensis is a loose lax growing semi-evergreen shrub with green leaves covered in fine white hairs. Not hardy in a UK winter, this plant is best grown in a glasshouse, conservatory or against a warm wall where it can be protected.



Described and named by the French naturalist Jean-Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet, Chevalier de Lamarck in 1785, it was introduced into cultivation in 1827.

The species is endemic to the island of Madagascar where it grows among scrub on mountains at altitudes of 600-200m.


  • Flower Colour: Dark orange
  • Habit: Lax growing
  • Eventual height: 200cm (6ft)
  • Hardiness: Needs winter protection
  • Leaf colour: Mid green with white hairs
  • Flowering: Winter
  • Fragrance: Fragrant
  • Situation: glasshouse or warm wall with protection in winter
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Plant Heritage

Accession Number B083

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

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