Foliage on this small cascading tree is dense due to large dark glossy green leaves. Small ovoid two valved capsule, seeds are considered unattractive and are often pruned off. The weeping canopy of Kousa dogwood “Weaver’s Weeping” (Cornus kousa “Weaver's Weeping”) grows as wide as its height and displays white, butterfly-attracting flowers from May to June. Size, form and leaf color can vary widely b… The vast majority sold are selections of Buddleia davidii, but many other species are highly ornamental and deserve their fair share of attention. It was first introduced in the late 1800's. Butterfly Bush Buddleja lindleyana is Native to Texas and other states. Heat tolerant long blooming a great habitat plant & shockingly little known compared to the ubiquitous Buddleja davidii. May die to the ground in cold winter areas, emerging vigorously in spring. In fact, butterfly bushes grow quickly and respond well to pruning. If your butterfly bush is in the back of a garden up against a fence and you want it to grow tall, cut it back to about two feet so that the plant will produce higher growing (and thus flowering) stems. Nematodes are problems in the coastal plains. Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day), Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours). You will then be able to plant lower growing plants near the butterfly bush while still being able to see the flowers of the butterfly bush. Since 1988, THE source for buying native, rare, and unique perennials. Unusual compact size for buddleia varieties, grows to only a 4' shrub. Once established it is quite drought tolerant but benefits from a 2"-3" layer of mulch each year. Lindley Butterfly Bush is a shrub or small tree with showy, long-lasting lavender flowers that attract pollinators. Long-blooming and long-lasting cut flowers! Margins are mostly entire but a few that are toothed. Deadhead to encourage more blooming will bloom until the first frost. A glorious addition to your garden, and beacon to passing butterflies and hummingbirds. Fast-growing, with prolific flowers, large varieties are great for the back of your garden border, while compact varieties may even be planted in containers. If your soil is nutrient rich your Butterfly bush will not require fertilizer. New growth and blooms should reappear within weeks of pruning butterfly bushes. Rich, loamy soil. Cooperative Extension, which staffs local offices in all 100 counties and with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Buddleia Wisteria Lane - Common name:Butterfly Bush - A glorious waterfall effect, much like an arbor draped with Wisteria, the weeping soft lilac-purple flower sprays cascade over the arching foliage tips. Its only bad habit is being stoloniferous, and that seems to slow slightly with age. N.C. The leaves of some cultivars are densely hairy underneath. This plant likes sun and prefers moist, well-drained soil but it tolerates a range of soil conditions. Its form is rounded with arching weeping branches and a medium to fine texture. Blooms profusely all summer and fall attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to the garden. Hardiness zone 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b. form a strategic partnership called N.C. Buddleia lindleyana aka Weeping Butterfly Bush. Unique weeping form Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds! The leaves are shaped like spear-heads and can be up to eight inches long. Propagate it from semi-hardwood cuttings or from root suckers in the summer. Generally, avoid planting large, fast-growing trees.But, in addition, some of the worst offenders are trees and shrubs with root systems that aggressively seek out sources of water. Grows in Sun. The butterfly bush is medium to large sized shrub that can be used in a perennial bed or as a hedge. Blooms open in summer and continue well into the fall. Butterfly bushes are low maintenance plants that tolerate heat and drought. It spreads easily by suckers and can be weedy. The leaves are quite thick, textured and soft to the touch. Butterfly Bush Transplant Pruning. Read our Commitment to Diversity | Read our Privacy Statement. As its name implies this butterfly bush is native to China. The Worst Plants to Grow Over Septic Systems . Chinese Weeping Butterfly Bush has been called the most beautiful of all the butterfly bushes. Cooperative Extension prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, and veteran status. Also sometimes called "weeping butterfly bush". Its branches are practically pendulous, making it resemble a shrubby weeping willow. 6’ x 6’. Pink Delight Butterfly Bush Buddleja davidii 'Pink Delight' Sku #1379. (Weeping Butterfly Bush) An unusual shrub native to parts of China, Buddleja alternifolia has elegant, arching branches covered with masses of fragrant, lilac flowers in early to mid summer. It has such a graceful weeping habit, and dark green leaves. Its branches are practically pendulous, making it resemble a shrubby weeping willow. Butterfly Bush Seeds and Plants. The foliage is quite dense and compact, not leggy and floppy like the davidii. Does not require hard pruning. The large cascading lavender flowers resemble a Wisteria vine. This graceful, fragrant shrub can be trained to a central leader and used as a miniature weeping willow, but we like its natural form. When we say full sun, we mean it – butterfly bush require a minimum of 8 hours of bright sunlight. Most types prefer full sun and fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Buddleia lindleyana is our only buddleia that is not cut to the ground each year. 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