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How big do miniature butterfly bushes get?
Last Updated: 22nd February, 2020
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Simply so, how big do butterfly bushes get?
Although butterfly bushes tolerate severe pruning to maintain a smaller size, you can reduce the time you'll spend pruning by planting it in a location with plenty of room for the plant to develop its natural size and shape. Butterfly bushes grow from 6 to 12 feet tall with a spread of 4 to 15 feet.
Likewise, how fast do butterfly bushes grow? The fast-growing butterfly bush reaches a mature height of 6 to 10 feet tall in one or two growing seasons. The cone or wand-shaped flower heads grow 5 to 12 inches long and bloom from summer through fall.
Correspondingly, are dwarf butterfly bushes invasive?
While the plant is enjoyed by many, butterfly bush does have detractors. In many areas of the United States, it's actually considered an invasive plant—one that does not naturally grow in a particular region but which is pervasive enough to push out native plants.
Should butterfly bush be deadheaded?
Caring for Butterfly Bushes Remove spent flower spikes to encourage new shoots and flower buds. In addition, it is important to deadhead the flowers just as they start to wither so that this invasive plant doesn't spread volunteer seeds. Deadheading of this invasive is now required in many states.