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Uses

Edible uses

There are no edible uses listed for Buddleia davidii.

Material uses

Black or green dyes can be obtained from the flowers, leaves and stems combined[1]. An orange-gold to brown dye can be obtained from the flowers[1].

Unknown part

Dye

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Buddleia davidii.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - cold stratify for 4 weeks at 4°c[2] and surface sow the seed in February/March in a greenhouse[3][4]. Germination usually takes place within 3 - 4 weeks at 21°c[2]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter, planting them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Seedlings are inclined to damp off and so should be watered with care and kept well-ventilated[3].

Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame[5][4]. Use short side-shoots[3]. Very high percentage[4].

Cuttings of mature wood of the current season's growth, 15 - 20cm long, October/November in a frame[6].

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Cultivation

Requires a sunny position[5][7]. Prefers a rich loamy well-drained soil[5][6]. Very tolerant of alkaline soils, atmospheric pollution and maritime exposure[6]. Grows best on dry soils of low fertility, where it can seed itself freely[7].

Plants are hardy to about -15°c[8], they resprout from the base if cut back by cold weather[6]. A very ornamental plant[9], it hybridizes freely with other members of this genus. Polymorphic, there are many named varieties, developed for their ornamental value[7]. The flowers emit a musk-like fragrance like heather honey[10]. Plants flower mainly on the current years growth so a hard pruning in spring will encourage better flowering[6].

An excellent plant for bees and butterflies[11].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

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Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Buddleia davidii.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Buddleia davidii
Genus
Buddleia
Family
Buddleiaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
5
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
no shade
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
  • Drought
  • Strong wind
  • Maritime exposure
Ecosystems
Native Climate Zones
None listed.
Adapted Climate Zones
None listed.
Native Geographical Range
None listed.
Native Environment
None listed.
Ecosystem Niche
None listed.
Root Zone Tendancy
None listed.
Life
Deciduous or Evergreen
Herbaceous or Woody
Life Cycle
Growth Rate
Mature Size
3 x 3 meters
Fertility
?
Pollinators
Flower Colour
?
Flower Type











References

  1. ? 1.01.11.2 Grae. I. Nature's Colors - Dyes from Plants. MacMillan Publishing Co. New York. ISBN 0-02-544950-8 (1974-00-00)
  2. ? 2.02.1 Bird. R. (Editor) Growing from Seed. Volume 3. Thompson and Morgan. (1989-00-00)
  3. ? 3.03.13.2 Sheat. W. G. Propagation of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers. MacMillan and Co (1948-00-00)
  4. ? 4.04.14.2 Dirr. M. A. and Heuser. M. W. The Reference Manual of Woody Plant Propagation. Athens Ga. Varsity Press ISBN 0942375009 (1987-00-00)
  5. ? 5.05.15.25.3 Bean. W. Trees and Shrubs Hardy in Great Britain. Vol 1 - 4 and Supplement. Murray (1981-00-00)
  6. ? 6.06.16.26.36.46.5 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
  7. ? 7.07.17.2 Thomas. G. S. Ornamental Shrubs, Climbers and Bamboos. Murray ISBN 0-7195-5043-2 (1992-00-00)
  8. ? Phillips. R. & Rix. M. Shrubs. Pan Books ISBN 0-330-30258-2 (1989-00-00)
  9. ? F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
  10. ? Genders. R. Scented Flora of the World. Robert Hale. London. ISBN 0-7090-5440-8 (1994-00-00)
  11. ? Carter D. Butterflies and Moths in Britain and Europe. Pan ISBN 0-330-26642-x (1982-00-00)

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