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True Blue Butterfly Bush

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Availability : In Stock
$44.99
  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 4 - 6 Feet
  • Mature Spread 6 Feet
  • Growing Zones 5 - 10

The True Blue Butterfly Bush is an impressive shrub with deep blue flowers. The bell-shaped blue flowers have orange eyes for added visual interest. The flower clusters have a pyramidal form and gently arch in a breeze. Also known as Buddleja x 'Bostulu', this shrub has attractive, silvery-green foliage.

The True Blue Butterfly Bush is appealing to pollinators and fits nicely into a butterfly garden or makes a lovely flowering hedge. Use this impressive flowering plant as a focal point or part of a mass planting for pollinators. Grow True Blue in a container for flexible placement options on a deck or outdoor entertaining area. The True Blue Butterfly Bush grows in zones 5 through 10.

True Blue Butterfly Bush Care

Plant this butterfly bush in full sun. The ideal location will receive at least 6 hours of direct sunlight. Provide fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Water when the top layer of soil feels dry, and apply a thick layer of mulch to prevent the soil from drying out quickly. Feed the plants every few weeks using a balanced fertilizer.

Trim growth by one-third in the spring when new growth appears. Cutting the branches back cleans up the appearance and encourages a bushier form. Avoid cutting back the shrub in fall, which leaves the shrub more vulnerable to winter damage.

True Blue Butterfly Bush Spacing

True Blue Butterfly Bush plants reach 4 to 6 feet tall and 6 feet wide. Create a continuous hedge and space these plants 4 to 6 feet apart.

True Blue Butterfly Bush Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 10
Plant Type:
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 4 - 6 Feet
Mature Spread: 6 Feet
Spacing: 6 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Blue
Flower Description: Blue Shades
Bloom Period: Summer to Frost
Foliage Type: Deciduous, Variegated
Foliage Color(s): Green, Silver
Foliage Description: Green and Silver Shades
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering, Fall Interest, Winter Interest
Watering: Average
Resists: N/A
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: N/A
Container Role:
Uses: Containers, Mass Planting
Features: Attracts Pollinators
Brand:
Common Name: True Blue Butterfly Bush
Other Name(s): Summer Lilac
Scientific Name: Buddleia hybrid 'Bostulu' PP 25,708
SKU:
123PLA0034-npn

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!

Winter

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations