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Butterfly Bush

 

B. davidii varieties are shrubs with vigorous growth each spring and summer. The long arching stems bear fragrant small flowers in dense terminal cone-shaped clusters that attract butterflies. 'Royal Red' is a beautiful variety with striking, red-purple flowers.

Buddleja davidii 'Royal Red'

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Leaf Characteristics

Leaf length : 4-12"

Leaf shape : Lance-shaped

Leaf color : Grey-green

Flower Characteristics

Flower fragrance : Yes

Flower shape : Cone-shaped clusters

Flower color : Purple

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Semi-deciduous

Average size maturity width : 4-6 ft.

Average size maturity height : 6-10 ft.

Growth rate : Vigorous

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : -10 to -5 F( Z6a)

Sunset zone : 2-24

Water requirements : Regular

Light exposure : Partial Sun

Landscape Attributes

Butterflies : Yes

Attractive bark : Yes