Buddleja davidii 'Wisteria Lane' (PBR)

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Buy Buddleja davidii 'Wisteria Lane' (PBR) butterfly bush: Long wisteria-like flowers that attract the butterflies

This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    The honey-scented flowers of this new (and still quite rare) butterfly bush are really long (up to 50cm), and they are pendent, so hang wisteria-like from the branches. A relatively compact form, it can be grown in a large patio pot, but it also looks great (and will help attract loads of butterflies) in a mixed border or when used to create an informal screen.

  • Garden care: Prune back hard in March, removing all of the previous year's growth to three or four buds.

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Messy and disappointing.


I have had my eye on this shrub for a couple of years before it became available and was delighted to receive it in excellent condition. It took off in an enormous pot and grew and grew in all directions. However, despite it having a weeping habit, in truth it just looked a dishevelled mess, with the flowers taking longer to colour up than other buddlejas in the neighbourhood. Until then they were just a rather non descript colour. Yes, in the end the flowers did hang down creating the effect of Wisteria. However it was all rather an anti-climax, and did not live up to expectations. All in all, an untidy and at times tatty looking plant.




Useful for a smaller space


I planted this last year in a fairly dry, narrow border next to a wall, with pink English shrub roses. I have been really impressed with the attractive weeping habit and the constant supply of flowers if dead-headed...almost to Christmas. Very quick to establish and so far a dwarf shrub, so provided it does not get any bigger this is a five-star purchase.




Star performer


This was such a great discovery. It has a beautiful arching habit in a really compact form that is ideal for a patio or container garden. The flower heads are long and pendulous and beautiful. And there are lots of them, even in the first year, and even in light shade. You need a really good reason not to buy one of these. I'm already looking forward to what it will do in 2019! I honestly think about this plant quite a lot.




Great. Waiting for a repeat in 2019


Great. I wanted something small for my limited spaced garden in central London. It filled a gap perfectly - the idea of having a small version of the huge one appealed. It arrived as a limited size (I think a couple of hardened tall twigs) but, almost instantly, took off in to a green bushy thing with the purple droops hanging not long after...) now debating / googling whether to cut it right back this early spring ahead of 2019 - trusting how small it started when it arrived last year - to bloom in to something perfect again this year. I kept on dead heading right in to the end of autumn 2018 but it still had blooms very late on (again, perks of living in a very mild spot in the UK). Looking forward to seeing how it performs now that it's settled in! Now plotting this summer...




Amazing shrub; always in flower


This has proved to be a healthy and floriferous shrub with an attractive, bushy habit. The flowers hang down and if deadheaded regularly repeat throughout summer and autumn. I have been very impressed in this first year and if it stays reasonably dwarf then it will be a valuable addition to the garden.

Paula B

East Midlands


Nat as pretty as I had hoped for


One can a,ways rely on CROCUS brilliant company.


North London


Smothered in scented long pendant flowers in summer.


Used in a mixed border, quite near the front. It was smothered in long pendant flowers in the summer and attracted butterflies. It is very different than any other Buddleja due to the very long pendant flowers. It still performed very well even though I have poor dry soil.

Steve D

Dover, Kent


Buddleja davidii Wisteria Lane (PBR)

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I bought two of these Buddleja wisteria lane each in a 9cm small pot. I thought I might grow them on a bit before planting them, and I would like to know what kind of compost I should use in the larger pots? Can you advise please? Thank you.


These plants will grow in most soils, so if you would like to pot your up, then I would recommend either John Innes No.2, or a good, general purpose potting mix.


I have a Buddleja Davidii Wisteria Lane which I have planted in a pot. It seemed to be thriving at first but now all the leaves on the bottom half of the plant are going yellow and falling off. Any advice please?


Hello, It is not unusual for plants to shed some of their older, lower leaves as they are actively growing - particularly if their roots are restricted in a pot.


My budlejia wisteria lane keeps going 'floppy'. I planted around 6 weeks ago in sheltered, mostly sunny spot. Please help


Hello, These wisterias do tend to have quite pendent stems, particularly as the flowers start to appear, but if you want it to be more upright, then you can use a plant support - something like the larger one of these would be ideal..... https://www.crocus.co.uk/product/_/peony-plant-supports/classid.2000022744/


can you plan buddleja wisteria any time of year could i leave in pot till spring


Hello there You can plant fully hardy container grown plants any time as long as the the soil is waterlogged or frozen or freezing outside. This Buddleja davidii 'Wisteria Lane' is fully hardy so can be planted out now, or if we are having a cold spell keep it outside in the garden, in a sheltered spot where it won't be blown over until you can plant it in the spring.

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