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Buddleja Royal Red | Butterfly bush - 40-60cm, 12lt

Buddleja Royal Red | Butterfly bush - 40-60cm, 12lt

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Buddleja ‘Royal Red’ is a large, vigorous, deciduous shrub with elegant, arching branches and lance-shaped, green leaves, whitish underneath. Long, elegant, cone-shaped panicles of fragrant, magenta-purple flowers bloom in summer and autumn, usually from June to September, sometimes until the first frosts. Attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies, as its name suggests. Buddleja ‘Royal Red’ grows best in average, loamy, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. It doesn’t like too wet or waterlogged soils, but is adaptable to clay and poor soils. Once established, tolerant of heat and drought. In cold climates, it will die to the ground and grow back again in spring. No serious disease or pest problems. Low maintenance plant, doesn’t require pruning. Butterfly Bush 'Royal Red', with its fantastic fragrant purple flowers, is a wonderful long-blooming shrub and a great addition to any informal, cottage, wildlife, or butterfly garden. Excellent for flower beds, shrub borders, and foundation plantings.
  • Common Name

    Butterfly bush 'Royal Red'

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    garden origin

  • Flower

    panicles of fragrant, magenta-purple flowers

  • Foliage

    lance-shaped, green leaves, whitish underneath

  • Maturation period

    5–10 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit


Preferred Location


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

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral, full sun, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained, well–drained

Growing Period


summer, autumn


spring, summer, autumn



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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

What you will not find is hot tubs, garden furniture and plastic garden gnomes. In a nutshell, trees is what we know and trees is what we do, and only trees (and some shrubs to go with the trees).

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