Buddleja dysophylla (Benth.) Radlk.
Abh.Naturwiss.Vereins Bremen 8:410 (1883)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Alien to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 22 October 1996

Sprawling shrub or climber, to 2 m high. Fl. white, Nov. Grey sand over limestone. Steep slopes.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Swan Coastal Plain.

IBRA Subregions: Perth.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Perth.

Management Notes (for the Swan NRM Region)
Kate Brown and Karen Bettink, Monday 26 August 2019

General Biology. Growth form. Shrub. Reproduction. Seed, stem fragments.

Additional information. Origin. Madagascar. History of use/introduction. Garden escape. Similar exotic species. Buddleja madagascariensis.

Suggested method of management and control. Hand pull small plants removing all stem material. For stems greater than 7 cm diameter, try applying 250 ml Access® in 15 L of diesel to basal 50 cm of stem (basal bark) or cut and paint with 50% glyphosate. Read the manufacturers' labels and material safety data sheets before using herbicides. For further information consult the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority to determine the status of permits for your situation or state.

Management Calendar

Calendar Type Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Comments
Flowering Y Y O           O Y Y Y  
Fruiting Y Y Y Y O             O  
Optimum Treatment O O O O O O O O O O O O  

Legend: Y = Yes, regularly, O = Occasionally, U = Uncertain, referred by others but not confirmed.



  • Brown, K. & Brooks, K. (2002) Bushland Weeds: A Practical Guide to their Management. Environmental Weeds Action Network, Greenwood.
  • Hussey, B.M.J., Keighery, G.J., Dodd, J., Lloyd, S.G. & Cousens, R.D. (2007) Western Weeds. A guide to the weeds of Western Australia. 2nd Edition. The Plant Protection Society of Western Australia, Victoria Park.
  • Stuart, D. & Dirr, M. (2006) Buddlejas. Plant Collector Guide. : 34-35 Timber Press, Royal Horticultural Society, Portland, Oregon.

Project information and acknowledgements