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Butterfly Bush, 'Blue Chip' Buddleia hybrid

'Blue Chip' Butterfly Bush - Buddleia hybrid
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A miniature butterfly bush with all the appeal of traditional varieties in a non-invasive, smaller package. Spikes of showy, purple-blue, sweetly fragrant, small flowers rebloom continuously from mid-summer through fall. The leaves are dark green. This compact shrub stays 24"-30" tall and wide without pruning. "Blue Chip" is fast growing, heat and frost tolerant, somewhat drought tolerant and deer resistant. It can be used to attract butterflies and hummingbirds and for accent, container, layered, border, and foundation plantings. Plant in full sun, well-drained soil. (zones 5-9)

Foliage in northern zones will die back in winter. In late winter or early spring, stems can be cut back to the base. "Blue Chip" blooms on new wood, growing up from the roots. While pruning is optional, it may increase flowering. Deadheading is not necessary. This is a sterile male cultivar which forms a compact mound. Native to China.

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Zones 5 - 9 Zones 5 - 9
Hardiness Zones 5 - 9
The 'Blue Chip' Butterfly Bush can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. View Map
Shrub Shrub
Type of tree
Shrubs
2' - 3' High 2' - 3' High
Mature Height
The 'Blue Chip' Butterfly Bush grows to be 2' - 3' feet in height.
2' - 3' Spread 2' - 3' Spread
Mature Spread
The 'Blue Chip' Butterfly Bush has a spread of about 2' - 3' at full maturity.
Slow Growth Slow Growth
Growth Rate
This tree grows at a slow growth rate. More about this.
Full Sun Full Sun
Sun
This butterfly bush does well in full sun.
Various Soils Various Soils
Soil

Wide Range, Needs Well Drained Soil

Rounded Shape Rounded Shape
Shape
This butterfly bush has rounded shape.
Description

A miniature butterfly bush with all the appeal of traditional varieties in a non-invasive, smaller package. Spikes of showy, purple-blue, sweetly fragrant, small flowers rebloom continuously from mid-summer through fall. The leaves are dark green. This compact shrub stays 24"-30" tall and wide without pruning. "Blue Chip" is fast growing, heat and frost tolerant, somewhat drought tolerant and deer resistant. It can be used to attract butterflies and hummingbirds and for accent, container, layered, border, and foundation plantings. Plant in full sun, well-drained soil. (zones 5-9)

Foliage in northern zones will die back in winter. In late winter or early spring, stems can be cut back to the base. "Blue Chip" blooms on new wood, growing up from the roots. While pruning is optional, it may increase flowering. Deadheading is not necessary. This is a sterile male cultivar which forms a compact mound. Native to China.

Wildlife Value

Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer are not attracted to this plant.

Leaves

Dark green above, white below, lanceolate shaped leaves.

Flower Color

Small, star-like, purple with bluish tint, scented flowers densely clustered in spikes.

Bloom Time

Mid-summer through mid-fall