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Scientific Name: Buddleja davidii
Pronunciation: BUD-lee-uh duh-VID-ee-eye
Common Name: butterfly bush
Family Name: Scrophulariaceae
Plant Type: Invasive plant, Shrub - deciduous
Key ID Features: Tall perennial with pubescent and angular (4-8 sided) new growth; leaves opposite, lanceolate, green/grey-green on top, white below and pubescent; raceme large, dense, purple, persistant.
Course(s): AARB 1012, Level 2 Apprenticeship, CLT Training

Habit: Arching, Upright
Form: Vase
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:2 - 3m
Spread:3 - 4m
Growth Rate:Fast
Hardiness Rating: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate, Summer dry
Landscape Uses: Attract butterflies, Erosion control, Fragrance, Summer interest
Additional Info: Google. Cultivars shown may include B. 'Harlequin' (variegated) and B. 'Petite Indigo'.
butterfly bush
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Pinnate venation, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Tomentose
Colour in Summer: Green, Dark-green
Colour in Fall: Yellow, Brown
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Lanceolate
Apices: Acuminate
Bases: Acute
Margins: Serrulate

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Thyrse
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:4
Corolla Shape:Salverform
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, White, Blue, Pink, Purple
Flower Scent: Fragrant, Sweet
Flower Time at Peak: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Sep, Oct, Nov
Additional Info: Not showy

Bark Morphology: Exfoliating, Stringy, Moderately fissured, Multi-stem trunk
Bark or Stem Colour: Yellow, Brown
Organ Modifications: Fibrous-like roots

Propagation: Seed, Softwood cuttings, Hardwood cuttings, Layering
Plant Care:
Other:cut back in fall
Pest Susceptibility: Dieback, Fungal leaf spot, Mites, ( Deer resistant, Rabbit resistant, Drought resistant )
(GAZE) GAZebo East : cv. Petite Indigo
(HPZ) Horticulture PlaZa
(ONW) Overpass North side West
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