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Buddleia davidii 'White Profusion'

Butterfly Bush

Plant Type:

DECIDUOUS SHRUBS


Buddleia davidii 'White Profusion' - An old-fashioned stunner with big white cone-shaped inflorescence packed profusely, densely with multitudes of individual florets. This form has proven to be genetically strong and vibrant being permanent in our USDA zone 5b gardens whereas other forms have perished during the off winter. We love it and would not be without it. The flowers are an important butterfly draw. We have ours planted with middle and late season Vernonia, Helianthus, Asclepias and Eupatorium - all of which attract and support winged wonders. And the butterflies need all the help we can give them. A bonus is the pleasant fragrance emitted into the warm, golden days of late summer. August and September flowering in the north. If you have the room consider pairing this with Hibiscus syriacus "white splashed" for an eye-popping, long blooming late season display. The vibrant pink-purple hibiscus circles contrasted with the large white cones of the buddleia... well, the combo is truly dazzling. We prune our Buddleia davidii 'White Profusion' down to about 12 inches in the late autumn or early spring as in most years the stems die to near the base of the shrub but no worries as it blooms like crazy annually on new wood. In the north expect shrubs which may grow between 6 to 9 feet each season. Farther south if the old wood survives the winter and no pruning is exacted shrubs may reach as tall as 15 feet. Full sun in fertile, draining soil. Spring planting advised in the north. Established shrub from cutting.


 


Height:

6-9 ft

Spread:

8-10 ft

Colors:

White
Item Description Price  
BUDWHIP Buddleia davidii 'White Profusion' (5 inch Square x 6 inch Tall - 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $20.00 Buy Now


Characteristics and Attributes for Buddleia davidii 'White Profusion'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Summer into Autumn

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies
  • Deer Resistant

Light

  • Full Sun

Attributes

  • Wildlife Garden
  • Accent
  • Hedge
  • Hedgerow

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast

Soil

  • Fertile

Origins

  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown