Butterfly Bush Summer Beauty is a deciduous shrub with silvery foliage and long rich pink racemes of summer flowers. It attracts butterflies and holds the RHS Perfect for Pollinators badge.
Buddleja was introduced from China in the late Victorian age and it’s become a staple of our summer gardens. The Davidii series of Buddleja are deciduous mid-sized shrubs that benefit from a hard prune around March time. The cultivar Summer Beauty was developed in The Netherlands and has become a popular choice in both America and Europe. Butterfly Bush Summer Beauty is mid-sized with silvery grey pointed foliage and deep pink conical panicles of flowers throughout the summer. The scented flowers are highly attractive to butterflies, bees, hoverflies and all beneficial pollinators.
This is a tough yet beautiful flowering shrub and a reliable, low maintenance performer that will flower from early summer through to autumn.
Height And Spread of Buddleja Davidii Summer Beauty Summer Beauty is a mid-size compact grower that will reach around 2 metres tall by 2 metres wide.
How Hardy Is Buddleja Davidii Summer Beauty Summer Beauty is a very hardy plant if its roots are well-drained. Buddlejas are often spotted growing in hedgerows or alongside roads and railways lines which attests to their hardy nature. They are drought tolerant once established and trouble-free.
How To Use Buddleja Davidii Summer Beauty A top choice for pollinator-friendly gardens as bees and butterflies cannot resist the brightly coloured and easily accessible flowers. Buddleia will grow in the majority of locations including coastal sites and is perfect for low maintenance and cottage style gardens.
You can grow buddleja in a well-watered and fed container, although a smaller, more compact buddleja such as dwarf Blue Chip is a better choice for a container.
How To Care For Buddleja Davidii Summer Beauty Butterfly Bush Summer Beauty is low maintenance despite its glorious flowers. It will grow in the majority of well-drained soils and is a good choice for chalky conditions. Butterfly Bush Summer Beauty prefers full sun but it will grow in partial shade too. In full shade it may fail to flower. Buddleja can get large and leggy so it’s best to hard prune them every year in March down to a foot in height.
Water well until established and apply a thick layer of mulch to its roots in spring for the best flowering display.