A compact butterfly bush with masses of lightly scented, sterile, lilac flowers for months on end atop willowy, silvery foliage.
Buddleja alternifolia Unique is a compact butterfly bush with masses of lightly scented, sterile, lilac flowers for months on end atop willowy, silver-green foliage. Perfect for containers and small spaces, it has a bushy, compact habit to 4 feet tall and 28" wide in pots but could grow to 6 feet tall in the ground if not pruned. This Buddleia blooms on new wood so cut it back after the flowers are spent to encourage new growth. Easy to grow with blooms from early summer until October.
Common Name: Dwarf Butterfly Bush, Fountain Butterfly Bush
Family: Buddlejaceae (The Butterfly Bush Family)
Zone Hardiness: 5-9
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Purple
Secondary Bloom Colour:
Bloom Time: Spring - Fall
Soil Moisture: Average
Benefits: Butterflies, Bees, Hummingbirds
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: River bank thickets and along dry river beds from 1500-4500 metres.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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