Buddleja salviifolia (L.) Lam.





Family: Scrophulariaceae

Genus: Buddleja

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Zones: 8 to 11

Size: To 13' tall in native habitat

Exposure: Sun


Semi-evergreen, arching habit. Velvety grey-green leaves, lance-shaped. Purple to white flowers on narrow panicles in late summer to autumn. Attractive to bees and butterflies. Flowers on old wood. Listed as zone 7 to 9, 10 to 12' tall and 8 to 10' wide at Woodlanders. Dirr says 7' in 2 years at UGA.


Published in Encycl. (J. Lamarck & al.) 1(2): 513 in 1785.

Also published in Pl. Rar. Hort. Schoenbr. 1: 12 t. 28 in 1797.

Basionym Lantana salviifolia L.

Native to tropical and southern Africa.

Named because the leaves resemble those of Salvia farinacea.


My Experience: 

I purchased a 1-gallon plant at Woodlanders in May 2013 and planted it in the Gumball Border Garden.

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