Buddleja davidii 'Empire Blue'
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Buddleja davidii 'Empire Blue'

summer lilac

  family buddlejaceae 
  genus buddleja 

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Genus  Buddleja Species  davidii Variety  Cultivar  Empire Blue Common names  butterflybush   summer lilac Family  BUDDLEJACEAE Specimen number  S11169 Data source  CrscntBlm;HtZn p86
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Woody perennial Life span  5 - 20 years Annual cycle  Depends on climate Stature  Shrub Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  6' - 20' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun Water  Well drained Optimal soil texture  Fertile Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 05a-09b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 10-04 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Don's at Tuolumne Compost  no Size at acquisition  4 inch pot Garden location  Herbaceous garden Garden notes  Buddleja davidii 'Empire Blue' is a butterfly attractor. Summer lilac (also known as butterfly bush) can survive cold winters where the average annual low is -20� Fahrenheit. This plant needs summer days with high heat. The optimal soil texture for this species is one that is fertile. This plant does best in full sun. It usually does best in well drained soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  yes Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  fragrant flowers Fragrance parts  Flowers Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes 
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Buddleja davidii 'Empire Blue' is a woody perennial. Flowers: Summer lilac (locally known in some parts as butterfly bush) has lilac like flower clusters. The flowers are usually a violet color.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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