Scientific Name: Buddleia sp.
Height: 6 – 12 ft.
Spread: 4 -15 ft.
Bloom Time: June – October
Native Range: China, Japan
Ecological Value: Provides nectar to pollinators. Potentially INVASIVE
Human Value: Buddleia cultivars have been developed that do not produce seeds. I received this plant from a fellow gardener whose garden had become too shady for it. I have never noticed that it self-seeded so it may be a non-fertile cultivar.
Buddleia blooms on new wood each year. The old wood tends to become leggy and less productive over time so I cut this plant back almost to the ground ever spring or every other spring. It produces blooms earlier on years when I don’t cut it back, but it also grows taller and larger.