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Asian Moon Butterfly Bush
Part No: BUDXX750

Asian Moon Butterfly Bush

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Buddleia 'Asian Moon'

Height: 5 feet
Spread: 7 feet
Sunlight: full sun
Hardiness Zone: 5a
Other Names: Summer Lilac

A compact garden plant with showy purple flowers from summer to frost, when little else blooms; attracts butterflies; flowers are sterile, and will not set seed; prune back in early spring to maintain dense, floriferous growth; great for mixed borders.

Ornamental Features:
Asian Moon Butterfly Bush features showy panicles of fragrant purple flowers with orange eyes at the ends of the branches from early summer to mid fall that fade to lavender over time. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has green deciduous foliage. The narrow leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color.

Landscape Attributes:
Asian Moon Butterfly Bush is an open multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. 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.

Planting & Growing:
Asian Moon Butterfly Bush will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 7 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. To help this plant achive its best flowering performance, periodically apply a flower-boosting fertilizer from early spring through into the active growing season. 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.Asian Moon Butterfly Bush makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.


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