Silver Fountain butterfly bush

Buddleja alternifolia 'Argentea'

Silver Fountain butterfly bush, Buddleia alternifolia Argentea Plant Select
Lavender to violet flowers are produced in mid-spring with blue-gray finely textured foliage. A small tree or large shrub, it blends well in a naturalistic design, shrub borders or as a specimen in a mixed border or lawn. Read more here.

Tips from the pros: Don't cut back all the way in the spring like other butterfly bushes. Prune for shape and size and needed. Intolerant of excessive soil moisture. Will reseed but seedlings are easy to pull.
Plant Type Shrub
Height 12-15 feet
Width 10-12 feet
Flowering Season Late spring
Flower Color Lavender
Sun Sun, Partial Sun
Water Needs Moderate
USDA Hardiness Zone Zones 4-8
Soil Type Clay, loam, sandy
Deer Resistant Yes
Good for Pollination Yes
Winter Interest No
North American Native No
Year Introduced 1998
Annual Commercial Maintenance Remove a few larger canes to base every 3-5 years to maintain healthy fresh growth habit. Or leave it alone. Do not shear.
5-10 Year Commercial Maintenance Follow annual maintenance.
Elevation Guide Up to 7500 ft.

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