The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

type of buddleia?

United Kingdom Gb

what do you call a buddleia lookalike with lilac coloured spikes and narrow shiny leaves? I presume it's a sort of buddleia but it hasn't got the large dull grey leaves I usually associate with it.



Can you upload a photo? Very difficult to say other than making wild guesses otherwise.

3 Aug, 2009


Sounds like a description of a Hebe, but a photo would be best.

3 Aug, 2009


maybe Buddleja alternifolia try google images and see :o)

3 Aug, 2009


I agree with Bertie a photo is needed to i.d.

3 Aug, 2009


thanks -it does appear to be a hebe but I didn't know they grew this tall.
Typical amateur!

3 Aug, 2009


Hebe Great Orme gets huge - it probably is a hebe of some description if the flower spikes are much smaller than the Buddleia ones.

5 Aug, 2009

How do I say thanks?

Answer question


Previous question

« 5 years old 20foot inheight


Not found an answer?