Buddleia davidii

Names

Names

Scientific: Buddleia davidii or Buddleja davidii

English: Butterfly bush

Portuguese: Budléia

Origins

Origins

Family: Scrophulariaceae

Origin: East Asia

Life Cycle: Perennial

Properties

Properties

Aroma
Medicinal
Edibility

Parts Used

Parts Used

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Scientific NameBuddleia davidii or Buddleja davidii
English NameButterfly bush, butterfly tree, nectar bush, summer lilac, seedless butterfly bush
Portuguese NameBudléia, árvore das borboletas, flor-do-mel
German NameSchmetterlingsflieder, Sommerflieder, Schmetterlingsstrauch, Fliederspeer
FamilyScrophulariaceae
OriginEast Asia
HabitatGrove
Life CyclePerennial
Preferences CultivationThe soil pH is not a limiting aspect, preferring rich and well-drained soils, develops best in fertile little dry soils. Sun exposure, can not thrive in the shade and tolerates maritime exposure, and air pollution.
Method of propagationSowing - the seeds ripen in September and October. Seeding should be done in a greenhouse in February and March. Germination takes about 4 weeks at an approximate temperature of 21ºC and planting in their permanent positions should be by late spring or early summer.
Ornamental CharacteristicsFlowering from July to October. H: 3 m, ᴓ 1 m
Description of smells and flavorsThe flowers give off a fragrance similar to that of heather honey.
Properties MedicinalUnknown
Properties EdibilityNone
Properties OtherOrnamental.
Contraindications / Side Effects / CommentsUnknown
Pests and diseases & how to fight themUnknown
How and When to harvest and / or pruning and which parts used. How many cuts per year?Parts used: Ornamental. Pruning: in spring to encourage better flowering. 
Can be used in intercropping ( repellent / attractive ) or is biopesticide?Attracts pollinators (bees and lepidoptera).
Curiosity / Personal ExperiencesPersonal experiences: ideal to build butterfly gardens.

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