Hardy Buddleja Species & Cultivars


Buddleja yunnanensis is a vigorous growing shrub with erect stout stems and serrated leaves that are possibly some of the largest in the genera. Can be very shy to flower.



Named and described by French botanist Léon François Gagnepain in 1912 with reference to its origins from the Yunnan Province of China.

Naturally it grows on forest edges and in thickets in mountains at elevations of 1000-2500m.


  • Flower Colour: Lilac - purple
  • Habit: Vigorous shrub
  • Eventual height: 350cm (12ft)
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Leaf colour: Silver - grey, very large
  • Flowering: Summer
  • Fragrance:
  • Situation: Full sun
  • Wildlife:

Project Details



Place of Origin

Yunnan Province of China

Plant Heritage

Accession Number B077

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 yunnanensis
  • Category Hardy Species Shrub
  • Colours and sizes are approximate and are intended as a guideline, cultivation notes should be followed

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