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Buddleja fallowiana

Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Buddleja fallowiana var. alba
Phonetic Spelling
BUD-lee-uh fal-low-ee-AH-nuh
Description

One of the best butterfly bushes for foliage interest with gorgeous silver leaves that contrast well with other darker green plants in the landscape. Prune hard every spring to encourage new bushy growth.   Propagate by division or softwood cuttings.  It can be weedy.

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Alba'
    White flowers, compact form
  • 'Lochinch'
    Soft blue flowers silver leaves
Tags:
#bees#butterflies#fragrant flowers#silver leaves#wildlife plant#moths#weedy#blue flowers#air pollution tolerant#lavender flowers#pollinator plant#mid-summer flowers#gray-green leaves#early summer flowers#late summer flowers#early fall flowers#mid-fall flowers
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Alba'
    White flowers, compact form
  • 'Lochinch'
    Soft blue flowers silver leaves
Tags:
#bees#butterflies#fragrant flowers#silver leaves#wildlife plant#moths#weedy#blue flowers#air pollution tolerant#lavender flowers#pollinator plant#mid-summer flowers#gray-green leaves#early summer flowers#late summer flowers#early fall flowers#mid-fall flowers
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Buddleja
    Species:
    fallowiana
    Family:
    Scrophulariaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    China
    Wildlife Value:
    Nectar from flowers attract butterflies, moths, bees, and other pollianators.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 6 ft. 0 in. - 8 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 8 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Available Space To Plant:
    6-feet-12 feet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Description:
    Small capsule, often removed because they are not attractive after bloom.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Long Bloom Season
    Long-lasting
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    Pale lavender-blue to white 4 petaled flowers in panicles
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Soft
    Velvety
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Description:
    Wide gray-green opposite leaves 2"-4" long have felted white hairs
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    White
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Surface:
    Hairy (pubescent)
    Stem Description:
    Stems are covered in white felt
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Moths
    Pollinators
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Pollution
    Problems:
    Weedy