Buddleja davidi

Nanho Alba syn. B. Nanho White

Narrow green leaves and compact habit are the signature qualities of the Nanho Group.

If you are looking for a good compact white then B. ‘Nanho Alba’ is hard to beat,  producing a profusion of  broad white flowers.



Buddleja davidii ‘Monite’ (selling name Nanho White) is a cultivar raised and introduced by the wholesale Monrovia Nursery in California, USA in 1967. The shrub was accorded the RHS Award of Garden Merit in 2010.






  • Flower Colour: Pure white with an orange throat
  • Habit: Compact
  • Eventual height: 100-150cm (3-5ft) Spread: 100-150cm (3-5ft)
  • Hardiness: Very hardy - 20°C USDA zones 5-9
  • Leaf colour: Pale green
  • Flowering: Very floriferous. The flowers are 15-20cm (6-8") in length
  • Fragrance: Scented
  • Situation: Prefers a sunny position
  • Wildlife: Good for bees, butterflies and other insects
  • Later in the year some close up images of the flowers and leaves will be added along with a botanical description.

Project Details



Place of Origin

Central China, west China and Japan

Plant Heritage

Accession Number B204

All details of our collection are held on the main Plant Heritage database including plant name, accession number, date of accession and plant source.


15 Buddleja were awarded an AGM  at the 2008-10 Wisley Trial.  It was mainly the  Buddleja davidii that were judged but we have many others in our 160+ collection which are worthy winners.

  • Genus Buddleja
  • Species davidii
  • Cultivar 'Nanho Alba’ syn. B. Nanho ‘White’ AGM
  • Category semi - deciduous Shrub
  • Colours and sizes are approximate and are intended as a guideline, cultivation notes should be followed

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