How do you take care of a buddleia butterfly bush?


  1. Butterfly bush need full sun.
  2. Butterfly bush need perfect drainage.
  3. Butterfly bush can grow in clay soil, but require a few special accommodations.
  4. Prune in spring, after the new growth emerges.
  5. But do prune your butterfly bush.
  6. Be patient.
  7. Don’t overwater.
  8. Avoid fall planting.

Is buddleia Buzz invasive?

Buddleia cultivars are designed to be non-invasive and some are even sterile.

Why you should not plant a butterfly bush?

Because butterfly bushes offer copious amounts of nectar, they become extremely attractive to pollinators, distracting them from other native co-flowering species, and reducing the native’s reproductive success which eventually also harms the native’s populations.

How big does a buzz butterfly bush get?

Buzz Hot Raspberry Butterfly Bush (Buddleia)

Zones 5 – 9
Mature Height 36-48″ tall
Mature Spread 24-36″ wide
Bloom Time Early summer to late fall
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What kills a butterfly bush?

With butterfly bush, often the most effective use of herbicides is to make a cut-stump treatment. The trunk of the bush should be cut off at the base and concentrated glyphosate (such as in Roundup) or triclopyr (such as in Garlon or Brush B Gon) should be applied to the freshly cut surface.

Should you Deadhead buddleia?

Grow buddleia in moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Deadhead flowers to encourage more to form and cut back hard in late spring to prevent the shrub from becoming too big.

Can butterfly bushes be transplanted?

Butterfly bushes are quite hardy and can transplant easily. Transplanting a butterfly bush is usually accomplished in either spring or fall. Transplant prior to new growth in spring or once its foliage has died down in the fall. Butterfly bushes are great plants to have in the garden.

Is a butterfly bush an annual or perennial?

Butterfly bush is a hardy perennial in many areas of the country. Generally, the shrub can take winter cold down to zone 5 (-15 to -20 degrees) and thrives in heat up to zone 9. Still, the plant loses its leaves and goes dormant in winter to weather the cold.

Do butterfly bushes grow fast?

The fast-growing butterfly bush reaches a mature height of 6 to 10 feet tall in one or two growing seasons. The cone or wand-shaped flower heads grow 5 to 12 inches long and bloom from summer through fall.