Species & Hybrids Tender Winter Protection

officinalis f. albiflora

Buddleja officinalis f. albiflora has green leaves and bears terminal spikes of white flowers in winter which are highly scented. In sheltered areas the plant can be grown outside on a south facing wall but for all other areas grow in a pot and bring in for winter protection.



A white form of Buddleja officinalis.


  • Flower Colour: White
  • Habit: Upright shrub
  • Eventual height: 200cm (6ft)
  • Hardiness: Requires some winter protection
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Flowering: Winter
  • Fragrance: Very fragrant
  • Situation: South facing wall in warm areas or a glasshouse over winter
  • Wildlife: Attracts red admiral and peacock butterflies

Project Details



Place of Origin

Central China, west China and Japan

Plant Heritage

Accession Number B239

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

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