AZ Arboretums

Buddleia marrubifolia

Wooly butterfly bush

Common: Woolly butterfly bush
Family: Loganiaceae
Range/Origin: SW Texas, northern Mexico; elevation 1800-3800ft
Light: Full sun
Soil: Adaptable, well draining
Water: Drought tolerant; best quality with some supplemental

A medium size evergreen shrub with minimal litter.

Fuzzy gray green leaves are soft to the touch but can withstand the intense heat of the summer.

In spring to summer tiny bright orange flowers in spherical shape appear at the top of the stems. In winter plant can be pruned to remove dead wood and rejuvenate the plant.

Butterflies are attracted to the flowers which are a rich source of nectar. Great accent plant near a pool and blends well with other perennials. Plant usually attains 3 to 5 feet tall and about as wide