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Pugster White® Butterfly Bush Buddleia x

Exposure
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
2' 3'
Height
2'
Spread
2' - 3'
  • Details

    Features

    Big flowers on a small plant!

    Pugster White® gives butterfly bush a whole new look: - its small, sturdy frame bears large flowers the size you'd find on much taller plants. Each bloom is a full, dense cluster of crisp white blooms, emitting a honey-sweet fragrance and treating bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds to a tasty snack. Like all Proven Winners butterfly bushes, it blooms all summer without deadheading. Because of their thick, strong stems, Pugster® butterfly bushes have better hardiness and winter survival in zone 5 than other dwarf varieties.

    Top three reasons to grow Pugster White® butterfly bush: 

    1. Large, full-sized white blooms shine on summer nights.

    2. Thicker stems ensure better winter survival than other small butterfly bushes.

    3. Blooms continuously without deadheading.

    Fragrant Flower
    Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
    Long Blooming
    Foliage Interest
    Heat Tolerant
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Drought Tolerant
    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Resists: 
    Deer
    Rabbits

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    24 Inches
    Spacing: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Spread: 
    24 - 36 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    White
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Blooms On: 
    New Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Summer through Fall
    Hardiness Zones: 
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Heat Zones: 
    9
    Water Category: 
    Low
    Needs Good Drainage
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Poor Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Dried Flower
    Uses: 
    Edging Plant
    Uses: 
    Groundcover
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses: 
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Uses Notes: 

    Its small size and continuous blooming nature makes it ideal for adding to flower gardens and perennial beds.

    *In zones 5 and colder it is not recommended for fall planting OR pruning.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Get all the details you need to grow butterfly bush like an expert in our ultimate guide to butterfly bush.

    PLEASE NOTE: Pugster White® - Butterfly Bush - Buddleia x is restricted and cannot be shipped to the state(s) of OR or WA.

    Fun Facts: 

    The name "Pugster" comes from these plants' resemblance to a pug - short, stocky, and cute! here are four colorful varieties to choose from: Pugster Blue, Pugster Periwinkle, Pugster Pink, and Pugster White.

    Pugster White® Buddleia x 'SMNBDW' USPP 28,795, Can 6,347
  • 4 Reviews

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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • My order consisted of white and blue pugster butterfly bushes. My white bushes failed and my blue ones are thriving. The leaves on the white bushes are burnt and yellowed (all 4 of them). I grew my butterfly bushes in a zone 8b, full sun, and excellent drainage. Really disappointing but it happens. My 10 blue butterfly bushes are all doing amazing.

      Romeo
      , Texas
      , United States
      , 13 weeks ago
    • Worst performing plant in my zone 9 landscape. It’s planted in a space that should be optimal—all surrounding plants requiring sun and well-drained soil are thriving. I bought three in white, and they all started out spindly and stayed spindly all season long. Leaves burnt out frequently, but again not on other plants demanding similar conditions. Big disappointment.

      Stephen
      , 39 weeks ago
    • This is specifically about the white Pugster. I have bought various colors of Pugster. The white has been my weakest performer. Could be location or luck, but the other colors have been superior. I love the line of Pugster. People ask how I get such large blooms from a dwarf bush.

      Brendel
      , California
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • POLLINATOR MAGNET! Seriously, within minutes of planting a mass of these by my carport honey bees swarmed. The fragrance is phenomenal and the color is amazing. Bloom power is great. Just a great plant.

      Justin
      , Arkansas
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
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