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Butterfly Bush Redding CA

Butterfly bush is a large, arching shrub that produces masses of flowers in midsummer to fall in Redding. Flower colors include blue, pink, red, violet, yellow, and white, and the shrub grows 5 to 10 feet tall and wide, depending on the variety.

Circle C Nursery
(530) 547-5929
25279 Highway 44
Millville, CA

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Fullerton Arboretum
(657) 278-3407
1900 Associated Road
Fullerton, CA
 
Annie'S Annuals And Perennials
(510) 215-1671
801 Chesley Ave.
Richmond, CA
 
Kniffing'S Discount Nurseries
(619) 561-0611
14940 Oak Creek Road
El Cajon, CA
 
Roses Of Yesterday And Today
(831) 728-1901
803 Browns Valley Road
Watsonville, CA
 
Yamagami'S Nursery
(408) 252-3347
1361 S. De Anza Blvd. # 2
Cupertino, CA
 
Wegman'S Nursery
(650) 368-5908
492 Woodside Road
Redwood City, CA
 
Russian River Rose Company
(707) 433-7455
1685 Magnolia Drive
Healdsburg, CA
 
The Natural Gardening Company
(707) 766-9303
541 King Road
Petaluma, CA
 
Amity Heritage Roses
(707) 768-2040
199 Chuckhole Lane
Hydesville, CA
 
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Butterfly Bush

It is a delight to watch all types of butterflies sip nectar from the abundant flowers on this aptly named shrub.

About This Plant

Butterfly bush is a large, arching shrub that produces masses of flowers in midsummer to fall. Flower colors include blue, pink, red, violet, yellow, and white, and the shrub grows 5 to 10 feet tall and wide, depending on the variety. Butterfly bushes grow well in shrub or perennial borders, and the fragrant flowers can be used for cutting.

Special Features

Easy care/low maintenance
Fragrant
Good for cut flowers
Attracts butterflies

Site Selection

Select a site with full sun and moist, well-drained soil.

Planting Instructions

Plant in spring or fall, spacing plants 5 to 10 feet apart, depending on the variety. Prepare the garden bed by using a garden fork or tiller to loosen the soil to a depth of 12 to 15 inches, then mix in a 2- to 4-inch layer of compost. Dig a hole twice the diameter of the pot the plant is in. Carefully remove the plant from its container and place it in the hole so the top of the rootball is level with the soil surface. Carefully fill in around the rootball and firm the soil gently. Water thoroughly.

Care

Apply a thin layer of compost each spring, followed by a 2- to 4-inch layer of mulch to retain moisture and control weeds. Water plants during the summer if rainfall is less than 1 inch per week. Flowers are produced on new wood, so prune back old growth almost to the ground early each spring before any new growth emerges.

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