Butterfly Bush

Buddleja davidii

The Butterfly Bush is a beloved addition to any garden, known for its long spikes of fragrant flowers that bloom in a range of colors including purple, pink, white, and yellow. These vibrant flowers attract a variety of pollinators, especially butterflies, making it a delightful sight throughout the summer months. The bush’s dense foliage provides an excellent backdrop to its colorful blooms, adding depth and texture to your garden landscape.

Native to China and Japan, Buddleja davidii thrives in well-drained soil and prefers full sun to partial shade. This hardy shrub can grow rapidly, reaching heights of up to 10 feet, and is known for its resilience in various climates. In Cedarburg’s warm summers, regular watering and occasional pruning will keep your Butterfly Bush healthy and encourage more prolific blooming.

In addition to its aesthetic appeal, the Butterfly Bush is relatively low-maintenance. It requires minimal care once established, making it an ideal choice for both novice and experienced gardeners. By planting this shrub, you’ll not only enhance your garden’s beauty but also support local pollinators, contributing to a healthier ecosystem.

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