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Miss Pearl Butterfly Bush

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones 5-9
  • Height 4-5 Feet Tall
  • Spread 4-5 Feet Wide
  • Light Requirement is Full Sun

Miss Pearl Butterfly Bush is non-invasive and smaller in size than many other butterfly bush varieties. This fast-growing deciduous shrub produces long-lasting, pure white honey-scented blossoms for months during the summer into fall without deadheading. This variety was bred by Dr. Dennis Werner at North Carolina State University. This shrub is sometimes referred to as summer lilac.

Miss Pearl Butterfly Bush is a great landscape choice for border gardens, screening utilities, privacy or unattractive views, in mass planting or as a focal point in your garden. It can also be grown as a container plant. The long, narrow clusters of white blossoms formed at the tips of each stem are attractive to many species of butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. It’s also deer and rabbit resistant. This shrub can be grown in USDA hardiness zones 5 to 9 and will reach between 4 and 5 feet in height and width when mature.

Miss Pearl Butterfly Bush Care

Blossoms appear on new growth but prune in the spring after new leaf growth emerges for best results. Prune to just above the point where new growth begins. New spring growth takes place later than in most shrubs so don’t be concerned and tempted to remove the plan inadvertently thinking that it has not survived the winter. Plant Miss Pearl Butterfly Bush in a sunny location in well-draining soil. It is susceptible to root rot in wet winter and spring conditions.

Miss Pearl Butterfly Bush Spacing

Plant multiple specimens 4 to 5 feet apart on center. Avoid planting Miss Pearl Butterfly Bush in the fall in USDA hardiness zones 5 and 6. This is because the plant needs time to become established to survive harsh winter conditions.

Buddleia x 'Miss Pearl' Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-9
Flower Color(s): White
Bloom Period: Summer through Fall
Foliage Color(s): Green
Exposure: Full Sun
Height: 4-5 Feet
Spread: 4-5 Feet
Spacing: 4-5 Feet
Habit: Upright
Blooms On: New Wood
Watering: Low
Shrub Type: Deciduous
Type: Non-invasive
Scientific Name: Buddleia x 'Miss Pearl' USPP 28,553
Common Name: Miss Pearl Butterfly Bush
Other Names: Summer Lilac
Brand: Proven Winners ColorChoice®

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

4 Reviews - Miss Pearl Butterfly Bush Show Reviews

  • 5

    Posted by Caroline Davenport on Aug 27th 2021

    My bush arrive in excellent shape and I cannot wait to see it in full bloom. My butterflies are going to enjoy it.

  • 2

    Posted by Caroline Rogers on Jun 7th 2020

    Most of the leaves were burned up it was very dry I am still keeping it moist hope it snaps out of the shock

  • 5
    Awesome company. Plants healthy and customer...

    Posted by Gail Case on Jun 7th 2020

    Purchased 3 of the butterfly bushes to make a privacy hedge in my backyard.
    Can’t wait until they grow.

  • 5
    Butterfly bush

    Posted by Unknown on May 1st 2020

    This product arrived in perfect condition with healthy green leaves. I planted it that day, and 5 days later it is already showing growth. I'll be buying more from Plant Addicts.