Name: Butterfly Bush (Buddleja)
Growth habit: Upright woody shrub that grows to over 12 feet. Most varieties bear colorful, fragrant blossoms mid through late summer.
Light Level: Prefers full sun, but will tolerate some shade.
Water: Moderate to generous.
Fertilization: None needed. May actually flower more without fertilization.
Planting Medium: Well-draining. Mulch to protect roots and discourage weeds.
Common afflictions: fungal leaf spot, caterpillars, spider mites
Pruning: Prune drastically (even to the ground) in late autumn after blossoming or early spring just before new growth emerges. Flowers appear only on new growth.
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