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A widely cultivated shrub with clusters of fragrant lilac, white, or yellow flowers.
- ‘They planted a spring flowering cherry tree, two buddleia bushes and a laurel bush, along with daffodil bulbs.’
- ‘To the right is a wilderness, abandoned to brambles, ground elder, bindweed and buddleia.’
- ‘Instead of throwing the buddleia, rose or other prunings away use them as hardwood cuttings and plant in a trench in a sheltered part of the garden.’
- ‘The buddleia is just coming into flower and mid-summer clematis are covered in fat buds that will soon bloom.’
- ‘The fountain buddleia (also known as the alternate leaf butterfly bush) has long, arching branches that, when blooming, resemble a lavender fountain.’
Modern Latin; named in honour of the English botanist Adam Buddle (died 1715), by Linnaeus, at the suggestion of Sir William Houston, who introduced the plant to Europe from South America.
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