Buddleja davidi

White Profusion

Buddleja davidii ‘White Profusion’ is probably the most popular of the white cultivars and still regarded as one of the best. Accorded the RHS Award of Garden Merit (record 681) in 1993, the award was reaffirmed in 2010 at the conclusion of the 2008-2010 Buddleja cultivar trials at Wisley. The arching stems bear large 30-35cm long, dense panicles of pure white flowers.

I consider it one of the best; it will flower from mid-July until the end of August, if dead-headed regularly.


This cultivar was introduced to commerce in 1945. 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: Long dark green
  • Flowering: Very floriferous. The flowers are 30-40cm (12-16") 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 B035

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 Profusion’ 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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