White Lilac Farmhouse
A Butterfly bush can grow in clay soil. You do not need to amend the soil. Plant it in natural soil. Do not add any topsoil or compost to it. Their roots are sensitive to rotting. Therefore, do not let your bush sit in water. It should be planted in well-drained soil.
It is best to plant in the spring. Avoid planting in the fall. This way the plant has time to get used to the soil and take root before the winter (wet season) rolls around.
When do you fertilize your butterfly bush? You do not! Avoid fertilizing butterfly bush; too much fertility promotes leaf growth over flower production
Butterfly bushes must be pruned in spring to control the height and to promote growth on new wood. Pruning in the spring, after the new growth emerges works best. Never cut your butterfly bush back in the autumn.
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