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Buddleja 'Berries and Cream'

Buddleja davidii 'Berries and Cream'

Also known as

Butterfly Bush 'Berries and Cream', Buddleia 'Berries and Cream'

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








5 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

Buddleja 'Berries and Cream' Overview

Buddleja davidii 'Berries and Cream' is a large deciduous shrub with attractive creamy white margins on the lance-shaped leaves. In summer and autumn, it produces dense panicles of small, scented, tubular purple-red flowers that have a tiny orange eye in the middle. Buddleia davidii 'Berries and Cream'' can cope with an exposed or sheltered position, full sun or partial shade and it likes moist, well-drained soil. Its flowers appear on new wood, so it can be given a hard prune in spring. Deadhead spent flowers regularly. The sweet fragrance and wildlife-friendly flowers of this Butterfly Bush - which Buddleias are often called - make it a popular garden plant that is suitable for informal wall-side borders and urban and courtyard gardens alike, as well as Mediterranean planting schemes. This lovely cultivar is on the RHS 'Plants for Pollinators' list highlighting plants that produce large amounts of nectar and/or pollen. A great choice for encouraging beneficial insect wildlife into your garden!

Common problems with Buddleja 'Berries and Cream'

How to propagate Buddleja 'Berries and Cream'


Propagate from semi-ripe cuttings in early summer.

Special features of Buddleja 'Berries and Cream'

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Attracts butterflies

Attracts bees


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