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Pugster White® Butterfly Bush

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  • Full Sun (6+ Hours Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 2 Feet 
  • Mature Width 2-3 Feet 
  • Growing Zones 5-9

A relative to the Pugster Pink Butterfly bush, this adorable butterfly bush gets its name from none other than the Pug. It is cute, short, and stocky. If you are looking for a butterfly bush that produces full size flowers but fits in small spaces, then this is the bush for you. It produces full flowers during its long bloom season, providing you with the beauty of a full-size bush, but in a small space, thanks to its compact size.

The Pugster White has a green foliage that pairs well with its pure white blooms. This butterfly bush will provide you with a generous bloom season lasting summer through fall. This bush grows to a garden height of twenty-four inches with a spread of twenty-four to thirty-six inches. The blooms are fragrant and will attract pollinators of all sorts to your yard! Use this stunning butterfly bush as a border plant, for container planting, edging, ground cover, mass planting, for landscaping, or as a focal point.

Pugster White Butterfly Bush Care

Care for the Pugster Butterfly Bush is simple. It is important that the soil be well drained. Along with well-drained soil, this bush has a low water need and is adaptable to most soil types and those with varying PH levels. For optimal results be sure to plant your butterfly bush in full sun and ensure it receives six plus hours of direct sunlight per day. The Pugster White is susceptible to spider mites and should be checked regularly. Planting should take place in the fall if possible, but spring also works.

Pruning Pugster White Butterfly Bush is not necessary due to the compact size. If trimming is desired, it should be to shape only. Deadheading is also not needed.

Pugster White Butterfly Bush Spacing

Proper spacing is essential to ensure the health and longevity of the plant. When planting in proximity for edging purposes, mass planting, or ground cover, spacing for the Pugster White Butterfly Bush should be 24-36 inches, center on center.

Interesting Fact(s) - The name "Pugster" comes from the resemblance to a pug - short, stocky, and cute! There are five varieties we offer: Pugster Amethyst, Pugster Blue, Pugster Periwinkle, Pugster Pink, and Pugster White.

Pugster White Butterfly Bush Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-9
Plant Type: Bushes
Flower Color(s): White
Bloom Period: Summer to Fall
Foliage Color(s): Green
Light Exposure: Full Sun
Mature Height: 2 Feet
Mature Spread: 2-3 Feet
Mature Spacing: 3-4 Feet
Habit: Mounded
Blooms On: New Wood
Watering: Low
Shrub Type: Deciduous
Scientific Name: Pugster White® Buddleia x 'SMNBDW' USPP 28,795
Common Name: Pugster White® Butterfly Bush
Other Name(s): Buddleja
Brand: Proven Winners ColorChoice®
Drought Tolerant: Yes
Features: Heat Tolerant; Foliage Interest; Deadheading Not Necessary; Long Blooming; Fragrant Flower; Dwarfing
Attracts: Hummbingbirds, Butterflies & Bees

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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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.

3 Reviews - Pugster White® Butterfly Bush Show Reviews

  • 2
    Poor plant...

    Posted by Taylor Wolz on May 25, 2023

    I ordered 3 of these bushes, and all three arrived in the same poor condition. All sizes were as expected, but 1/2-3/4 of each plants leaves were brown, crispy & very unhealthy looking. They were planted immediately upon receiving, so we will see how they do. I don’t have high hopes for them

  • 5
    butterfly bishes.

    Posted by Stanley Demayo on Jul 09, 2021

    One not doing well the others seem to be thriving. Can't wait for them to get big enoug to bloom. Teh blue one is going to be admitte3d to intensive care

  • 3

    Posted by Customer on May 18, 2021

    I ordered 3 plants 2 micro chip pink butterfly bushes that looked really healthy and robust and seem to be doing fine. However the pugster white really didn’t look that healthy. It has been in the ground now for 5 days. I carefully water it. Don’t want to over water. Hopefully it will do better.