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Buddleia marrubifolia     
Woolly butterfly bush   
Loganiaceae Family     

Compiled by the Master Gardeners
of the University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension.


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Buddleia marrubifolia
Form: rounded or irregular shrub
Seasonality: evergreen
Size: 5ft with equal spread
Leaves: elliptical, silvery to white, soft, to 2in long; attractively serrated
Flowers: dense round cluster of orange flowers in 'soccer ball' shape; most noticeable up close; bloom from March to August
Fruit: not significant
Stems/Trunks: not significant
Range/Origin: SW Texas, northern Mexico; elevation 1800-3800ft
Hardiness: to 15°F


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leaf form

butterfly bush
Buddleia marrubifolia

foliage grows more silvery when water deprived

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