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PlantFiles: Butterfly Bush
Buddleja araucana

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Family: Buddlejaceae
Genus: Buddleja (BUD-lee-uh) (Info)
Species: araucana (air-ah-KAY-nuh) (Info)

Synonym:Buddleja nappii

Category:
Shrubs

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Soil pH requirements:
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Cocobalanga On Jul 28, 2014, Cocobalanga from Viviers
France wrote:

I grow this Buddleja in South of France, near Montelimar, since 8 years and it is a hardy evergreen shrub of 3 meters high. It is close to Buddleja globosa with round yellow orange flowers

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Dublin, California



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