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Buddleja davidii

Summer Beauty

Buddleja ‘Summer Beauty’ grows to 120 -200cm (4-6ft) tall producing large sprays of deep rose pink fragrant flowers….once established.

Nurseries have found it difficult to root and produce good quality garden centre stock.

Try B. SUGAR PLUM, a Summer Beauty hybrid.

 

 

 History

BuddlejaSummer Beauty’ is a hybrid cultivar developed by Horticultural Research International at Boskoop in the Netherlands. Derived from the crossing B. davidii ‘Fascination’ × B. davidii var. nanhoensis ‘Alba’ × B. ‘West Hill’, ‘Summer Beauty’ is a sibling of B. ‘Pink Delight’.

 

  • Flower Colour: Creamy white
  • Habit: Erect
  • Eventual height: 200-250cm (6-8ft) Spread: 60-90cm (2-3ft)
  • Hardiness: Very hardy - 20°C USDA zones 5-9
  • Leaf colour: Medium green
  • Flowering: After the first flush flowering very poor. The flowers are 20-25cm (8-9") in length
  • Fragrance: Sweetly scented and rich in nectar
  • 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

FAMILY

Scrophulariaceae

Place of Origin

Central China, west China and Japan

Plant Heritage

Accession Number B004

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

AWARD OF GARDEN MERIT

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 'Summer Beauty’
  • Category semi - deciduous Shrub

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