Trees

Butterfly Bush, 'Blue Chip' Buddleia hybrid

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Zones 5 - 9
Zones 5 - 9

Hardiness Zones: 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:
The 'Blue Chip' Butterfly Bush falls into the following type(s): 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.

More Info
More Info

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.