Buddleia Alternifolia

Information on the Buddleia Alternifolia

The buddleia alternifolia is also known as the flowering butterfly bush.  This bush is going to produce large light colored flowers that are going to spill over and give the impression of a fountain.  They are going to talk up a lot of space in your garden and they may be great to use in large, open areas where you do not want to plant a lot of different flowers.  Taking the time to understand this flower is going to help you decide if you are interested in growing them in your own garden.  So, sit back and relax while you learn about the buddleia alternifolia.

This flower is going to smell wonderful so keep that in mind if you are going to plant it in your garden.  You may want to select a location close to your home so that you can smell these flowers while they are in bloom.  You are going to need decide if you are going to train the bush to grow the way you want it to or if you are going to allow it to grow in its natural form.  It is going to remind you of a purple weeping willow if you allow it to simply grow.  Either way you grow it, it is still going to smell great so keep that in mind.

Along with the wonderful smell that you are going to get from the buddleia alternifolia you are also going to be encouraging a show in your garden. You are going to be attracting butterflies and humming birds to the location where your plant is located.  While this is part of the flowers beauty, it may be a nuisance to some people.  Therefore, if you are not going to be interested in having butterflies and humming birds close to your home, you may want to plant it further away in another garden.  However, you will not be able to smell the wonderful flowers if you do.  This is going to be a choice only you can make but be sure to think of all the pros and cons before you select your location.

The buddleia alternifolia is going to be approximately 12 feet tall when it is finished growing.  This is also going to be a determining factor in location for many people.  You will want to find a spot that is going to give the flower the room it needs to reach its fullest potential.  It is going to need room to grow and spread out.  You will also want to be sure that it is going to be planted in a location that is going to get full sun.  So, if your home is going to cast a shadow over the buddleia alternifolia for much of the day, you are going to need to move it out into the open.

You may want to prune the flowering bush back if it is getting to large. You may also want to take the time to look it over and see if any of the branches appear to be damaged or dry.  If you think that some of the branches are starting to die, you can cut them off.  Your buddleia alternifolia is going to bloom every spring.  If you take the time to prune it when it is finished blooming, you will be encouraging the flower to produce more beautiful blooms the following year.    

Hopefully this article has given you a lot to think about. You are going to need to find the perfect location to plant your new flower so start looking at your garden and determining where it will look the best.  Once you have found the best spot, there is nothing left to do but purchase your plant.