Growing guide

How to grow buddlejas

The classic summer-flowering buddleja or butterfly bush (B. davidii) is easy to grow in a sunny spot and just needs some annual pruning to look good. There are a few buddlejas that need sheltered conditions to thrive, so in this guide we explain what to grow where and how care for them.

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Quick facts

  • Most are easy to grow shrubs
  • Usually flower from early to late summer
  • Ideally plant in spring in well-drained soil
  • Enjoys a sunny location but some need protection from cold
  • Prune hard in early spring or lightly after flowering, depending on the buddleja
  • Deadhead after flowering
  • Propagate from cuttings in late summer

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
While we think all this information will be helpful to you, we always recommend to read the instruction labels on your plants.

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