Buddleia Pugster White® Butterfly Bush

Buddleia Pugster White® Butterfly Bush
Buddleia Pugster White® Butterfly Bush

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Large full-sized blooms on a compact shrub
SKU 44135
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Key Characteristics

5 - 9

Mature Height

3 Feet

Mature Width

3 Feet

Sun / Shade

Full Sun

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy

Description / Buddleia Pugster White® Butterfly Bush

A Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Flowering Shrub, Buddleia Pugster White® is short, stocky and incredibly cute, growing only about 2 to 3 feet tall and wide. But its flowers are full-sized! Pugster White blooms throughout the summer nonstop and continues to first frost. The large flower spikes are full and dense with crisp white blooms—perfect for a moonlight garden. They're borne on thick, sturdy stems, improving winter survival in its colder climate range. The flowers have a honey-sweet scent and are pollen- and nectar-rich, so they're attractive to pollinators, including bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.

A Buddleia davidii, commonly called butterfly bush, Pugster White is a compact shrub with a mounding habit that fits nicely in small-space gardens. If allowed, butterfly bush will self-seed, so consider placement carefully. Pugster White is a perfect specimen or focal point in a small urban garden but still makes quite an impression in a large garden. It also makes an excellent thriller for a mixed container garden. However, this pretty little plant looks its absolute best when massed or grouped in the landscape, and it works especially well in a mixed bed or border or as edging or ground cover.

Butterfly bush is easy to grow and low maintenance. It grows best in sunny spots with a minimum of 8 hours of bright sunlight. Even in warm climates, it should get at least 6 hours of direct sunshine. They also require soil that is well-drained and will perform best if the base of the plant is positioned a bit higher than the ground when planted, creating a small "hill" to encourage water to drain away from the plant, rather than pooling around it. Avoid mulch around the base of the plant. The plant is drought and heat tolerant, deer resistant, and pet friendly. Deadheading the shrub regularly encourages and prolongs flowering and discourages any unwanted self-seeding. Pugster White blooms on new wood, so any desired pruning should be done in in spring, after the new growth appears, with cuts made just above the newly formed buds.

For more in-depth tips on how to get the most out of your buddleia plants, check out our blog: The Ultimate Guide to Growing Buddleia Plants: Tips for Planting and Care. This comprehensive guide covers everything from choosing the perfect spot for your butterfly bush to essential care practices that ensure vibrant blooms and healthy growth. Dive into expert advice and transform your garden with these stunning, pollinator-friendly shrubs.

Note: In Zones 5 and colder it is not recommended for fall planting or pruning.

Photo courtesy of Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Shrubs

Product Details

Item Form 1-Quart
Genus Buddleia
Species davidii
Variety 'SMNBDW'
Plant Patent PP28,796
Product Classification Shrubs
Habit Mound-shaped
USDA Zone Low 5
USDA Zone High 9
Sun / Shade Full Sun
Bloom Color White
Bloom Season Start Mid Summer
Bloom Season End Late Fall
Foliage Color Medium Green
Resistance Deer Resistance, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant
Special Features Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Fall Color, Flower, Fragrance, Hummingbird Lovers
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Fall Color, Specimen
Zone 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
State Shipping Restrictions GU, HI, OR, PR, VI, WA
Shipping Method Restrictions none
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