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Miss Pearl Butterfly Bush

Buddleia 'Miss Pearl'

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Miss Pearl Butterfly Bush (Buddleia 'Miss Pearl') at The Growing Place

Miss Pearl Butterfly Bush flowers

Miss Pearl Butterfly Bush flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Miss Pearl Butterfly Bush (Buddleia 'Miss Pearl') at The Growing Place

Miss Pearl Butterfly Bush in bloom

Miss Pearl Butterfly Bush in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  5 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  5a

Other Names:  Summer Lilac

Brand:  Proven Winners

Description:

A showy, long blooming variety with pure white, fragrant flowers in summer; attracts butterflies; allow to leaf out in spring before pruning, avoid pruning in fall; mid-sized plant is perfect for home landscapes; a non-invasive variety

Ornamental Features

Miss Pearl Butterfly Bush features showy panicles of fragrant white flowers at the ends of the branches from early to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has grayish green foliage throughout the season. The narrow leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Miss Pearl Butterfly Bush is an open multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Miss Pearl Butterfly Bush is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Miss Pearl Butterfly Bush will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Miss Pearl Butterfly Bush makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

Aurora Location

2000 Montgomery Road,

Aurora, IL 60504

Phone. 630-820-8088

Naperville Location

25w471 Plank Road,

Naperville, IL 60563

Phone. 630-355-4000

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