Reveg. It typically grows to 6-12’ (less frequently to 15’) tall with a spread to 4-15’ … Its scientific name is Buddleja davidii and it is known by other common names such as budelia, budleja, butterfly flower and summer lilo. Presentations are linked where available. Control of butterfly bush in King County is recommended but not required. From summer to autumn it bears dense sprays, 30cm or more long, of small, fragrant flowers in various shades of … Details B. davidii is a large, fast-growing, deciduous shrub, to 3m tall, with long, arching shoots and lance-shaped, pointed, green or grey-green leaves up to 25cm long. Buddleia davidii; common name butterfly bush) is a perennial, semi-deciduous, multi-stemmed shrub that is resident in gardens and disturbed areas. B. davidii is a multi-stemmed shrub or small-tree that is native to China and has been introduced as an ornamental world-wide, first to Europe (1890s) and then later to the Americas, Australia, New Zealand, and some parts of Africa. Confidence Level: Since its introduction to the United Kingdom from China in the late 1800s, B. davidii has become an important component in horticulture and human culture. Res. By replacing native larval food source plants butterflybush can have a negative impact on wildlife. And it is this species with its many cultivars that could also be named a ‘beast’. Buddleja davidii readily invades disturbed sites and riparian areas. Buddleja davidii (butterfly bush) is a shrub (family Buddlejaceae) with a cluster of pink to purple flowers and narrow leaves found in the San Francisco Bay area and coastal ranges of California, and is invasive in the Pacific Northwest. Main features Seeds can be carried long distances and proliferate in open areas like roadways, waterways and pastures. For more information, visit Invasive.org, Other Common Names: orange eye butterflybush, summer lilac, Related Scientific Names: It is widely used in all the gardens of the world for being quite resistant. Sign up to receive information about Cal-IPC's upcoming events and project updates. Butterfly bush (Buddleia davidii) is a deciduous shrub with an arching habit and impressive flowers, but it has a mixed reputation.It's easy to grow and produces striking flower spikes. Buddleja davidii Franchet (Synonym. In addition to ODA's "B" noxious weed listing, Buddleja davidii appears on the "Most Invasive" species list of the Pacific Northwest Exotic Pest Plant Council and the Native Plant Societies of Oregon and Washington. Butterfly bush (Buddleja davidii), an ornamental native to China, is an invasive species in Oregon and many other areas. Botanical Review. consider biological controls to prevent further spread of B. davidii in forestry plantations. Discover why Buddleia is irresistible to pollinators and how to keep them blooming longer. It favors riparian and bottomland habitat. ), © 2006-2020 California Invasive Plant Council. A common sight in our region’s gardens and landscape plantings, its fragrant conical blooms—typically festooned with fluttering butterflies and buzzing bees—are hard to miss. In fact, Buddleja davidii (the scientific name for butterfly bush) has certain traits that make it invasive in most environments. Points: 1. EDDMapS Distribution - This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts, herbaria, and literature. Buddleja davidii (Butterfly Bush) is listed in the Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States. It is on the Non-Regulated Noxious Weed List for King County, Washington. Site by, Jepson Online Interchange for California Flora. It is native to China. Butterfly bush (Buddleja davidii) is a deciduous to semi evergreen shrub that grows up to 5 m tall.Until only recently, this species was celebrated for its robust growth, fragrance, and range of bloom colours, and often recommended for its ability to grow in poor soil and to attract butterflies. Questions and/or comments to the Bugwood Webmaster, Plant Invaders of Mid-Atlantic Natural Areas, Delaware Invasive Species Council Invasive Species List, Jil M. 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