Hummingbird SUPER PLANT #2.
This woody bush is a prolific bloomer from May until December in the mild winters of Southern Virginia. I have seen the plant growing from Maine down to Florida and west to California. Once it becomes established, it rarely needs any maintenance except in the hottest climate. In an area of extreme summer heat, such as around Phoenix, homeowners water them at least every two weeks. I would expect that the plant would do better in more temperate zones.
This beautiful bush will quickly grow to about 10 feet x 10 feet, so you don't want to plant it right next to your home foundation. Numerous small white blooms emit a strong, very pleasant fragrance. Flowers are loaded with nectar (for energy) and attract numerous small insects and spiders, which supplies the protein for growth and tissue repair). Main pollinators are butterflies, bumble bees, hummingbirds, hummingbirds and hummingbirds. Your grand-parents will remember this plant as a hummer and butterfly magnet, Magna Cum Laude. Winter hummingbirds will quickly adopt this plant as shelter and a major food source.
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