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Butterfly Bush – Common Butterfly Bush

Butterfly bushes: 

  • Buddleia butterfly bush

Botanical name: Buddleja daividd 

Average Size at Maturity: 3 – 12 ft in height and in width

Hardy zone: Zones 7-10

Bloom Time: Flowers all summer into the fall

Flower Color: White, purple, pink, blue

Foliage Color: Green

Growth Rate: about 2 feet a year 

Pruning needs: Cut the shrub back to about 2 feet in height in the spring, as soon as you notice new growth emerging.

Landscape Use: Border or bed 

Light Needs: Full sun, at least 6 hours a day

Special Feature: Attracts hummingbirds 

Water Needs: Deep soak once or twice a week, irrigation is suggested for the summer months

Fertilizing needs: In the spring/summer, use a slow-release and organic fertilizer to promote more blooms during the shrub-growing season

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