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Buddleja Moonshine Butterfly Bush - 40-60cm, 10lt

Buddleja Moonshine Butterfly Bush - 40-60cm, 10lt

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Buddleja davidii Moonshine, or Buddma, is a chance seedling found in Netherlands in 2006. It’s a compact, vigorous, fast-growing, medium-sized deciduous shrub with bushy habit and arching stems. Its leaves are long, lance-shaped, dark yellow in spring, lime yellow in autumn. Mildly-fragrant pinkish purple flowers, with orange-yellow centres, are clustered in cone-shaped panicles. Very attractive to butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds. Buddleja davidii Moonshine is easily grown. It prefers moist, well-drained soils in full sun. It tolerates partial shade but it becomes weedy and sparse, with much less flowers. It is resistant to drought, generally pest-free and disease-free. Low maintenance and slightly salt tolerant. May die to the ground in cold winters but emerge again in spring. Buddleja davidii Moonshine is best grown in informal, cottage, and wildlife gardens. It is perfect for a foundation shrub, an accent plant, or as a background in beds and borders.
  • Common Name

    Butterfly Bush Moonshine

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To


  • Flower

    panicles of tiny, fragrant, pinkish purple flowers

  • Foliage

    lance-shaped leaves, dark yellow in spring and lime yellow in autumn

  • Maturation period

    5–10 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit

bushy, compact, spreading

Preferred Location


South–facing or West–facing or East–facing, exposed or sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral soil, full sun, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well-drained, well-drained

Growing Period


summer, autumn


spring, summer, autumn



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