Nursery and Christmas Tree

​​​​​​​​​​Background

Oregon’s noxious weed quarantine, OAR 603-052-1200, was amended in 2009 as it pertains to butterfly bush (Buddleja davidii). As a result, only Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) approved seedless butterfly bush cultivars can be propagated, transported, or sold in Oregon. Cultivars may be added to the approved cultivar list at the discretion of the ODA. ​

A Special Permit may be issued allowing entry into Oregon, propagation, or research on butterfly bush plants.

Cultivar approval

The ODA is not accepting approval requests for Buddleja davidii​ (butterfly bush) cultivars at this time. 

This process is currently under review. 

ODA approved sterile Buddleja cultivars

The listed Buddleja cultivars produce two percent, or less, viable seed. The transport, propagation, and sale of the listed cultivars is approved.

  • Buddleja 'Asian Moon'
  • Buddleja 'Blue Chip'
  • Buddleja 'Blue Chip Jr.'
  • Buddleja 'Ice Chip' (Formerly 'White Icing')
  • Buddleja  'Inspired Pink'
  • Buddleja  'Pink Micro Chip'
  • Buddleja 'Purple Haze'
  • FLUTTERBY GRANDÉ™ Blueberry Cobbler Nectar Bush
  • FLUTTERBY GRANDÉ™ Peach Cobbler Nectar Bush
  • FLUTTERBY GRANDÉ™ Sweet Marmalade Nectar Bush
  • FLUTTERBY GRANDÉ™ Tangerine Dream Nectar Bush
  • FLUTTERBY GRANDÉ™ Vanilla Nectar Bush
  • FLUTTERBY PETITE™ Snow White Nectar Bush
  • FLUTTERBY™ Pink Nectar Bush

Non-regulated interspecific cultivars

These listed cultivars have been proven to be interspecific hybrids through testing and laboratory analysis. They are not regulated under Oregon's noxious weed quarantine and can be transported, propagated, and sold within Oregon. The fertility of these cultivars have not been assessed.  

  • Buddleja 'Lilac Chip'
  • Buddleja 'Miss Molly'
  • Buddleja 'Miss Ruby'
  • Buddleja 'Miss Violet'

Resources

OAR 603-052-1200: Oregon noxious weed quarantine

OAR 603-052-1200: Oregon noxious weed quarantine

Oregon Noxious Weed Policy and Classification (2020)

'A', 'B,' and 'T,' listed weeds for the state of Oregon. The State Noxious Weed List is used to prioritize activities at the state level and provide direction in the development of county weed lists that guide local control programs. This list is part of a Noxious Weed Policy and Classification System and is jointly maintained by the Oregon State Weed Board and the Noxious Weed Control Program. Oregon Noxious Weed Policy and Classification

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​​Contact

Chris Benemann
Program Manager
Nursery & Christmas Tree
635 Capitol Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-339-5522

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