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Plant  Buddleia

Buddleia Bush - Photo  Copyright 2003 Gary Bradley
Photo: G. Bradley

UK Safari Tip:
If you have a garden, and you want to attract butterflies, then growing a buddleia is the fastest way

tin Name: Buddleia davidii

Size: Grows to around 3.5m high.

Distribution: Found throughout the UK.

Flowering months: July to September.

Habitat: Roadside verges and areas of waste ground.

Special features: Often called the butterfly bush because when it flowers it a popular food plant for butterflies.

Most of the buddleia bushes found in gardens and in the countryside of Britain are descended from stock imported from the cliffs of western China in the early 1900's.

The rapid spread of the buddleia throughout Britain is due to its lightweight seeds which are easily distributed on a light breeze.


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