Buddleja davidi

White Cloud


B. ‘White Cloud’ is a fine cultivar with long tapering clusters of white flowers with a yellow eye which look amazing waving in the wind. The flowers will attract a range of butterflies to the garden. Easy to grow and drought tolerant once established, this undemanding shrub offers a long season of colour and interest. I normally recommend B. ‘White Profusion’ as the one of the best of the tall white cultivars, but in recent years I think B. ‘White Cloud’ should be more widely grown.


This cultivar is of unknown origin. If anyone is able to provide any information on the origin please contact us.


  • Flower Colour: Pure white with a yellow throat
  • Habit: Upright slightly spreading
  • Eventual height: 200-250cm (6-8ft) Spread: 200-250cm (6-8ft)
  • Hardiness: Very hardy - 20°C USDA zones 5-9
  • Leaf colour: Medium light green
  • Flowering: Very floriferous. The flowers are 20-30cm (8-12") 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



Place of Origin

Central China, west China and Japan

Plant Heritage

Accession Number B014

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 'White Cloud’
  • Category semi - deciduous Shrub
  • Colours and sizes are approximate and are intended as a guideline, cultivation notes should be followed

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