Arbre aux papillons (butterfly tree)

  • Arbre aux papillons
  • Arbre aux papillons


A takeaway restaurant for our pollen-gathering insects!

Buddleia (Buddleja davidii), also called the Butterfly bush, is a deciduous shrub found in most temperate climes throughout the world.

A relatively new arrival at our four-star campsite Les Jardins de La Pascalinette®, its nectar exhales an irresistible scent for butterflies and other insects, which visit its flowers in hordes – a delight for all the campsite’s flora and fauna fans, including us!

It is also sometimes referred to a summer lilac, as its flowers closely resemble those of lilac, although lilac blooms in spring (April-May), while Buddleia handily blooms in summer, during your holiday in the Var!

Originating from China, it loses its leaves in winter, loves our Mediterranean climate and regales our Provencal insects (and us!) with its pink, purple or white flowers.

The perfect partner to our nature campsite

Easy to grow and maintain, Buddleia (Butterfly bush) thrives in well-drained soils that are exposed to plenty of sunshine. Its rapid growth makes it an ideal choice for anyone wishing to add a dash of colour to their garden while attracting lots of wildlife. In addition, yearly pruning favours abundant and long-lasting blooms.

In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, Buddleia plays a vital role in preserving insect habitats by offering a source of food and nectar. As a result, this multi-purpose bush embodies not only the beauty of a summer garden, but a commitment to biodiversity, in perfect keeping with the campsite’s eco-friendly pledge!

Where to find it at the campsite

You’ll find Buddleia in the garden of our Coin des Copains® Friends Corner (nr. 9 on the Décou’Verte® botanical footpath plan).


Latin name :Buddleja davidii
Family :buddlejaceae
Genus :Buddleja
Species :davidii
Color :Pink, purple or white
Origin :China
Foliage :Deciduous
Port :Shrub
Height :3 to 4 m in Mediterranean climates
Flowering :June to October
Arbre aux papillons

Did you know?

The name Buddleia is a tribute to the doctor, pastor and fervent botanist Adam Buddle.