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Buddleja (or Buddleia, as it is more commonly known) is a genus containing over 140 deciduous, evergreen and semi-evergreen shrubs and some trees endemic to Africa, Asia and the Americas. They have been widely cultivated for their attractive and scented flowers, coloured in shades of purple, pink and cream and are known as butterfly bushes. Most grow no taller than 5m, but are often considered invasive. Species such as B. davidii, B. alternifolia, and B. crispa are particularly attractive to butterflies and other pollinating insects. Frequently, they are found along rocky railways in the UK, having escaped from gardens and adapted well to this environment.
Asia, Africa, North and South America
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Compost, Chalk, Loam, Clay, Gravel, Sand
Purple, Red, White, Orange, Pink, Yellow