Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Pugster White® Butterfly Bush

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Memorable Pugster® series Butterfly Bushes from Proven Winners® ColorChoice® are smaller statured and large flowering scented beauties! People rave about these personable small shrubs! You'll look forward to the substantial blooms on these natural dwarfs each year.

The Pugster White® Butterfly Bush (Buddleia x 'SMNBDW') is a beautifully durable option for either in-ground growing or container culture. You'll find plenty of ways to enjoy their ornamental charms from mid-summer through fall.

Fresh white blooms of astounding size start pumping in the middle of the growing season...after many plants have gone and gone. The flower power doesn't quit, and you won't have to mess with deadheading, either. We're thrilled to grow these tiny shrubs because they are just plain cute! Even the nectar-rich blooms often display a fun, little lyrical twist at the end.

Sturdy Pugster White® Butterfly Bush spreads wider than tall. They feature stolid stems that stand up to cold winters! Count on these field-tested Proven Winners® to perform for you year after year! Even beginning gardeners have great results with these low-maintenance plants.

Grow several of them, so you have enough of their honey-scented blooms to bring for indoor cut flower arrangements. Add some of the gray-green foliage as a perfect foil in your vase.

Planting and Application:

Decorate the balcony of your chic loft with their snowy-white panicles kept in slate-gray pots. Or order dozens for a long, continuous neutral ribbon along your sunny borders. No matter how or where you place them, Pugster White® will create a magical experience for you and your guests.

Gain a fantastic visual interest, and support the nectar needs of butterflies, beneficial pollinators, and Hummingbirds at the same time. Even a single plant makes a big difference for Monarch butterflies as they gear up for their long yearly migration! These blooms are composed of many hundreds of nectar-rich flowers.

Plant them with a few of our Black-Eyed Susans near your garden gate for a mini Butterfly Garden! Include a Butterfly Weed and Swamp Milkweed nearby for a host plant for baby caterpillars.

The Pugster® series stays small enough to line a mature foundation planting. Expand it out a few feet, and breathe new life into the facade of your home!

If you are a workaholic, you should rely on white-flowering plants to set the stage for evening relaxation. They'll continue to gleam in low light, so kick your feet up and light a citronella candle when you get home. Plant in your Moon Garden for pristine scented white beauty with your other radiant white blossoms!

Add more rows for an effective mass planting. Keep the look crisp and clean with Pugster White®, or design a fun mix of colors from our extensive online catalog. Line your patio with a short row of these appealing small shrubs. Plant them two feet apart on center for a lush, solid screen, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next.

  • Big Blooms on Petite Plant
  • Fragrant Flowers are Honey-Scented
  • Beloved by Pollinators & Hummingbirds
  • Cute, Chunky Form Never Gets Leggy
  • Delightful in the Moonlight & Great Cut Flowers
  • Low Accent, Effective Facer Plant & Container Plant & Small Space Gardens

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Buddleia needs at least six hours of daylight for best flowering. They also require well-drained soil that doesn't stay soggy for long. When your plants are young, or if you'll keep them in containers, supply them with a regular schedule of supplemental water. Once their root systems are established in your landscape, they'll become waterwise. Provide a mulched bed and supplemental moisture for the best display.

Trim these plants back in early spring. In Zone 5 and cold winters, cut them to the ground because these shrubs act like herbaceous Perennials. Each year, the lavish white blooms and cool-toned foliage emerge from the roots. In all other Zones, these shrubs remain woody and can be trimmed or cut back to 12 inches tall.

  • Easy-Care In Full Sun
  • Well-Drained Soil - Highly Adaptable
  • Moderate Moisture - Low Once Established
  • Reblooms Without Deadheading & Prune In Early Spring
  • Drought Tolerant Once Established

Nature Hills takes our ecological impact seriously! That's why we use Plant Sentry™ to ensure we follow all federal and state regulations to the letter of the law. These popular plants are a modern cultivar of Buddleia. The old-fashioned species may still be regulated in your area. Type in your zip code to see if we can safely ship Pugster White® Butterfly Bush to you.

Order your Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Pugster White® Butterfly Bush and you'll be well on your way to a polished landscape with a touch of ethereal whimsy!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

About Plant Sentry™

Plant Sentry is designed to protect both consumers and the nursery trade from invasive plant pests and diseases. Sites that display the Plant Sentry protection badge are protected from consumers buying and nurseries shipping material carrying invasive pests and diseases.

This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Pugster White® Butterfly Bush Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Proven Winners ColorChoice
Botanical Name Buddleia x 'SMNBDW'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 24 inches
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes
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