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Fountain Butterfly Bush
Scientific Name: Buddleia alternifolia Maxim.
Synonym:
Family: Loganiaceae
Fountain Butterfly Bush (Buddleia  alternifolia)
A Fountain Butterfly Bush (Buddleia alternifolia) at the New Orleans Botanical Garden
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 2-24,28-41

Sun Exposure: Light shade to full sun

Origin: Northwestern China

Growth Habits: Deciduous shrub, up to 12 feet tall (3.6 m); dark green, alternate leaves, 1 inch to 4 inches long (2.5 cm-10 cm), with lighter underside

Watering Needs: Moderate water to regular water

Propagation:


The name alternifolia refers to the alternate leaves, unique in the genus.

Cultural Practices:
Prune after it finished blooming, since the wood produced later will bear the next year flowers.

Blooming Habits:
Purple, lightly scented flowers, up to 0.8 inch long (2 cm), in inflorescences 8 inches long (20 cm), in late spring to early summer.

Fruiting Habits:


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