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Wooly Butterfly Bush

Wooly Butterfly Bush

Regular price $22.00 USD
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Plant Type: shrub
Plant Height: 3-5 feet
Spread: 4-6 feet
Flower Color: orange to golden yellow
Sun Exposure: Full Sun


The Wooly Butterfly Bush, scientifically known as Buddleja marrubiifolia, is a distinctive and drought-tolerant shrub native to the southwestern United States and Mexico. This species is celebrated for its unique, wooly, silver-gray foliage and vibrant orange to golden yellow flowers, which make it a standout addition to water-wise and desert landscapes.

Growing to about 3 to 5 feet tall and spreading 4 to 6 feet wide, the Wooly Butterfly Bush forms a dense, rounded shape. Its leaves are covered in a dense, wooly texture, giving the plant a soft, silvery appearance that provides excellent contrast in the garden. From mid-summer to fall, the shrub produces clusters of small, tubular flowers that are a magnet for butterflies, bees, and other pollinators, hence the common name "Butterfly Bush."

Adapted to full sun, Buddleja marrubiifolia thrives in well-draining soil and is highly tolerant of drought, heat, and poor soil conditions. Its low water requirements make it an ideal choice for xeriscaping and gardens in arid regions. Despite its preference for dry climates, it can adapt to various garden settings with adequate drainage.

In landscaping, the Wooly Butterfly Bush is often used as an accent plant, in rock gardens, or as part of a native or wildlife-friendly garden. Its striking foliage and bright flowers can add visual interest and texture to the landscape, while its ability to attract pollinators adds ecological value.

Overall, the Wooly Butterfly Bush is a low-maintenance and visually appealing shrub, perfect for gardeners looking to add drought-tolerant and pollinator-friendly plants to their outdoor spaces. Its unique appearance and adaptability make it a valued addition to a variety of landscape designs, especially those focused on water conservation and native planting.

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