TROPICAL PLANT ENCYCLOPEDIA


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Botanical family: Buddlejaceae

Number of plants found: 6    

Buddleja davidii, Butterfly Bush

Buddleja davidii

Butterfly Bush
Family: Buddlejaceae    (Formerly:Scrophulariaceae)
Origin: China
USDA Zone: 5-10?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftModerate waterBlue, lavender, purple flowersWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsFragrant plantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Butterfly bush likes well drained, average soil. They thrive in fairly dry conditions once established. Roots may perish in wet soil. Butterfly bushes are semi-evergreen in climates with mild winters. They may be cut back to the ground and will re-emerge from roots in their northernmost range, but will not reach the maximum size they do in warmer climes. It is advisable to cut back the shrubs in any case, since flowers are usually larger and more prolific on new wood.

Similar species -Buddleja madagascariensis.





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Buddleja indica, Parlor Oak, Nicodemia

Buddleja indica

Parlor Oak, Nicodemia
Family: Buddlejaceae    (Formerly:Scrophulariaceae)
Origin: Madagascar
USDA Plant Hardiness MapPlant used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallVine or creeper plantSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite, off-white flowers

The shrub rarely flowers in cultivation, and is principally grown for its unusual foliage.





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Buddleja madagascariensis, Buddleja nicodemia, Nicodemia madagascariensis, Smoke bush, Yellow Butterfly bush

Buddleja madagascariensis, Buddleja nicodemia, Nicodemia madagascariensis

Smoke bush, Yellow Butterfly bush
Family: Buddlejaceae    (Formerly:Scrophulariaceae)
Origin: Madagascar
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterYellow, orange flowersInvasive plantPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Buddleia madagascariensis, native to Madagascar, is a striking, fragrant ornamental shrub with a sprawling habit that is cultivated and naturalized in tropical areas of the world.





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Buddleja paniculata, Butterfly bush

Buddleja paniculata

Butterfly bush
Family: Buddlejaceae    (Formerly:Scrophulariaceae)
Origin: United States of America
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterWhite, off-white flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSeaside, salt tolerant plant

The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, requires well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soil. It cannot grow in the shade. It requires dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought. It can tolerate atmospheric pollution.





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Buddleja saligna, False Olive

Buddleja saligna

False Olive
Family: Buddlejaceae    (Formerly:Scrophulariaceae)
Origin: South Africa
USDA Plant Hardiness MapPlant used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterWhite, off-white flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEthnomedical plant.
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The plant is used for traditional medicinal purposes, the roots as a purgative and the leaves to treat coughs and colds. The wood is very fine grained and was used to make small pieces of furniture. The straight branches were used to make fence posts. The false olive was used to make asseggai handles. It also makes good fuel wood as it burns with an intense heat. The large amounts of pollen and nectar it produces makes it popular with bee farmers. May be used as Bonsai.

Buddleja saligna is easily grown from seed or cuttings.



Buddleja saligna, False Olive
Buddleja saligna, False Olive


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Buddleja sp., Butterfly Bush

Buddleja sp.

Butterfly Bush
Family: Buddlejaceae    (Formerly:Scrophulariaceae)
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterRegular waterYellow, orange flowersBlue, lavender, purple flowersWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsFragrant plantUnknown name

Flower color varies widely, with white, pink, red, purple, orange or yellow flowers produced by different species and cultivars; they are rich in nectar and often strongly scented.

Species and varieties:

Buddleja cordata

Buddleja davidii

Buddleja globosa

Buddleja indica

Buddleja madagascariensis

Buddleja paniculata

Buddleja saligna





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