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Buddleja Blue Chip

Butterfly Bush

All the benefits of a traditional Buddleia in a compact bush

This plant is a dwarf form of Buddleia, reaching no more than one metre tall. It still has the normal characteristics of a Buddleia, including the arching stems and the intense lavender-blue scented blossom.


It prefers sun or part shade, and although it can be planted out, it is at its best when planted in containers.


Plant in any fertile, well drained soil.

Buddleja was previously known as Buddleia

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Ornamental shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Summer, Autumn
Flowering July - September
Evergreen No
Plant height 60 cm - 100 cm
Plant width 55 cm - 70 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 45 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Wildlife garden, Coastal or drought resistant, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Patio container, City garden, Courtyard garden, Flower border and beds

Typically available

From April to September