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Butterfly Bush

Buddleja davidii

About This Plant

Sun/part shade; semi-evergreen, depending on winter weather. Butterfly bush’s big flower cones are sweetly fragrant, wafting on arching branches during warm weather. It’s fairly drought-tolerant once established. For a native variety, see woolly butterfly bush (Buddleja marrubifolia).

Origins: East Asia

Maintenance

Prolong blooming by pinching off spent flowers; since buddleia blooms on new wood, many gardeners cut it back to the base every winter.

Arching branches and large fragrant blooms.

Min. Height: 4'

Max Height: 6 feet'

Min. Width: 4'

Max Width: 6 feet'

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