Buddleja davidi

White Harlequin


B. ‘White Harlequin’ has creamy yellowish leaves margined with white and white flowers. A small growing cultivar which only reaches 1m.

Charles Ellis, of Elis Plants  gave me a better more stable form last summer.



A chance sport from a white flowered Buddleja of unknown garden origin.


  • Flower Colour: White
  • Habit: Erect
  • Eventual height: 100cm (3ft)
  • Hardiness: Very hardy - 20°C USDA zones 5-9
  • Leaf colour: Medium green
  • Flowering: Early to late summer
  • Fragrance:
  • 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

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

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