Buddleja yunnanensis – Butterfly bush

Buddleja yunnanensis, commonly known as Buddleia, Butterfly bush, is a vigorously growing shrub with erected stout stems and serrated leaves that are some of the largest in its category. It can be shy to flower.

Buddleja is native to Yunnan and much of the rest of south-western China, where it grows on forest margins, thickets, and along streams at elevations of 1,000 – 2,500 m.



The shrub was first described and named by Francois Gagnepain in 1915, however, its taxonomy remains a matter of contention.

Buddleia davidii (Butterfly Bush) is a beautiful shrub with large, fragrant, colourful flowers that attract a flutter of butterflies.

Butterfly Bushes are, extremely easily grown a novice gardener will have success with this genus.

They are the absolute best butterfly attracting plant you can grow.