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Buddleia 'Pink Cascade' 1 Gallon

$17.99

Buddleia 'Pink Cascade' 

Pot Size: One Gallon

Height:  5 feet

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  5a

Description:

A compact garden plant with elegant, arching, apple blossom pink flower spikes in summer, over minty green leaves; attracts butterflies; may treat as a perennial and cut it back to the ground each spring as it regrows vigorously and blooms on new wood

Ornamental Features

Pink Cascade Butterfly Bush features showy panicles of fragrant pink flowers with orange eyes at the ends of the branches from mid summer to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has light green foliage throughout the season. The narrow leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Pink Cascade Butterfly Bush is an open multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a shapely form and gracefully arching branches. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Pink Cascade Butterfly Bush is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Pink Cascade Butterfly Bush will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

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