All plants are sold in at least 9cm pots, NOT tiny plug plants!

Buddleja loricata


Plant Information

Aspect: Full Sun
Soil Type: Most Types
Colour: White
Colour: Cream
Colour: Orange

Buddleja loricata forms a evergreen bushy shrub which is fully hardy in the UK and resistant to drought and heat. Honey scented, creamy-white or sulphur-coloured, orange-centred flowers appear in midsummer and attract many flying insects including bees and butterflies, whilst the wrinkly, narrow leaves are covered in attractive rusty brown hairs.

Unlike most Buddleja, pruning is not required.

Very good for a smaller garden where most Buddlejas would be too big. Flowers in early summer.

Named and described in 1975 by Dutch botanist, Anthonius Josephus Maria Leeuwenberg, B. loricata has only recently been introduced into cultivation.

Naturally occurring throughout South Africa and Mozambique, the plant grows amongst rocks or in moist sheltered places on high mountain slopes above 1800m.

Height: 2m

Common name(s): Buddleia, African Butterfly bush; Mountain Sage

Picture: Ptelea [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons


  • All our plants are hardy and perennial (come back year after year) unless otherwise specified in the description.
  • Every plant we sell is sold established in at least a 9cm pot, although many are in bigger pots. Unlike some nurseries, we do not sell plug plants because these require ongoing care when you receive them. Our plants can be planted in your garden as soon as you receive them, or they can be left in their pots for several weeks until you are ready to plant them.
  • As we grow everything ourselves and cannot just buy more stock when levels are low, there will be times when certain varieties are unavailable until the next batch has grown on.
  • We are not technically 'organic' but, as far as possible, we limit the use of pesticides and chemicals. We are fortunate enough to be situated in the countryside and we enjoy the environment and natural world that surrounds us, so we do what we reasonably can to protect it.
  • For a limited time we are offering free delivery for orders over £50.
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