Buddleja davidii Royal Red, a splendid purple-red bloom.
Vigorous shrub, fast growing, native to Asia, the Buddleja davidii Royal Red or Butterfly-bush Royal Red stands out from other varieties of butterfly trees by the intensity of the color of its flowers, recognized as the reddest of its kind, and the lightness of the fragrance they give off. Very floriferous, it is the ideal shrub for your flowered hedges and flower beds.
Buddleia davidii Royal Red has semi-evergreen gray-green foliage. From July to September, it offers a multitude of small purple-red flowers arranged in long panicles of 50 cm, very honey-bearing, with a sweet scent of honey that attracts foraging insects, hence its nickname Butterfly Tree.
Shrub with a flared port with drooping arched branches, the Butterfly-bush Royal Red reaches a height of 3 m for a width of 4 m. Very resistant, it fears neither the cold (down to - 25 °) nor the strong heat. It adapts to all healthy soils, even dry and infertile, and particularly likes hot exposure. It is advisable to regularly rejuvenate the plant at the beginning of spring to densify it, by cutting back by a third the shoots of the year.
By installing a Buddleja davidii Royal Red in your garden, you will enjoy its long flowering of bright color constantly visited by butterflies and its intense fragrance.