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The 'Blue Chip' Butterfly Bush can be expected to grow
in the zones listed. More information can be found on the arborday.org
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The 'Blue Chip' Butterfly Bush falls into the following type(s): Shrub
The 'Blue Chip' Butterfly Bush grows to be 2' to 3' feet in height.
The 'Blue Chip' Butterfly Bush has a spread of about 2' to 3' at full maturity.
This tree grows at a Slow growth rate.
The 'Blue Chip' Butterfly Bush does well in Full exposure(s).
The 'Blue Chip' Butterfly Bush grows in Well Drained, Wide Range soils.
The 'Blue Chip' Butterfly Bush has a(n) Rounded shape.
Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer are not attracted to this plant.
Dark green above, white below, lanceolate shaped leaves.
Small, star-like, purple with bluish tint, scented flowers densely clustered in spikes.
Mid-summer through mid-fall
A miniature butterfly bush with all the appeal of traditional varieties in a non-invasive, smaller package. Spikes of showy, purple-blue, sweetly fragrant, small flowers rebloom continuously from mid-summer through fall. The leaves are dark green. This compact shrub stays 24"-30" tall and wide without pruning. "Blue Chip" is fast growing, heat and frost tolerant, somewhat drought tolerant and deer resistant. It can be used to attract butterflies and hummingbirds and for accent, container, layered, border, and foundation plantings. Plant in full sun, well-drained soil. (zones 5-9) Foliage in northern zones will die back in winter. In late winter or early spring, stems can be cut back to the base. "Blue Chip" blooms on new wood, growing up from the roots. While pruning is optional, it may increase flowering. Deadheading is not necessary. This is a sterile male cultivar which forms a compact mound. Native to China.
Each tree is guaranteed to grow, or we'll replace it at one half the original price, plus shipping and handling.
Our trees are delivered with natural bare roots which have been dipped in hydrating gel prior to shipment to keep the roots moist and healthy. As their abundant, fibrous roots aren't confined by a container, bare-root trees get off to a more vigorous start compared to containerized roots which typically need more time to adjust to transplanting. Bare-root trees typically surpass the size of larger containerized trees in only a few years.
Natural Root and Containerized Trees
Natural root (also called bare root) trees are shipped without soil around their roots. They are shipped when dormant in the spring and fall seasons. We dip the roots in a hydrating gel to keep them moist during shipping.
There are a number of advantages to natural root trees:
The Urban Horticulture Institute at Cornell University has an interesting article about the benefits of planting natural root trees. Look for the PDF entitled Creating the Urban Forest: The Bare Root Method
Potted (also called containerized) trees come in 4" containers.
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