Sweet Almond Verbena or Butterfly Bush?
My house is facing North, and Japanese Maple that was planted by the front door in this spring got too much sun and baked. I am now looking for a replacement.
The candidate for this spot is Sweet Almond Verbena and Butterfly Bush. I have SAV in a backyard and love this bush because of the sweet fragrance and fast blooming cycle. However I also worry that it may be challenging to keep the size, and also to clean up the dropped leaves in winter.
Can you please let me know your experience with Butterfly Bush? How is the fragrance? Will it stay as evergreen? Any recommended variety and why? Can it be pruned as a tree form, sort of like Crape Myrtle? The pictures I have seen on web shows as shrub form. Any input about this plant is very welcome.