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Lo & Behold™ Blue Chip Butterfly Bush
Genus Buddleia
Species davidii
Variety Lo and Behold™ 'Blue Chip'
PPAF PP#19, 991
Item Form 2-Quart
Zone 5 - 9
Bloom Season Early Summer - Mid Fall
Habit Dwarf
Plant Height 24 in
Plant Width
Additional Characteristics Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Ever Blooming, Fast Growing, Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers
Bloom Color Blue
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist, well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Normal, loamy
Uses Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Ground Cover
Restrictions Washington, Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
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Asheville landscape architect from NC wrote (August 05, 2013):

Love this shrub for its continuous bloom and overall shape, BUT, like B. 'White Ball', it is definitely not dwarf. Most I have seen, after 3-4 years, are at least 4 ft. high and wide. Maybe they need to be planted in really poor sandy soil to stay at 20 inches.

Really Beautiful Flower!!!! Must See It To Believe It!!!!

I purchased this flower approximately 2 years ago. They grow really quickly. I planted 3 of these around my lamp post and they are so beautiful and they are maintenance free! I plan to purchase more!

Take the time to research which tree you want and its needs. Try to get as much information as you can about your tree before you plant. This section offers a few brief tips about general care that should get you started in the right direction.

How to Plant Your Tree

When planting a new tree, know the strengths and weaknesses of your treevariety. For example, if your tree has delicate leaves placing the trees fully exposed to drying sun and wind will certainly lead to scorched leaves and a puny trees. Think of your tree's habit and mature size when planting. You would not want a tree that will be 15' wide in a few years planted too closely to any permanent structure or other trees. Choose a place with plenty of room in a partially shaded place, preferably a spot where your tree can get a nice dose of morning sun and be protected through the harshest part of those hot summer afternoons.

Gardeners will often plant their trees in holes that are too deep and too narrow. Roots need access to oxygen and room to grow. Dig a hole about three times the width of the root ball, and the crown (the place where the roots meet the trunk) should be level with the soil surface. If you have clay soil, make sure to break up the sides and bottom of the hole to prevent water from being trapped and rotting your brand new tree. If your tree was in a container, carefully pull apart the roots to ensure that your tree does not become girdled and strangle itself. Recover the soil to the crown, but do not pack it down tightly—loose dirt allows roots to become established.

Deer Resistant TreesHow to Feed and Water Your Tree

Trees, once established are very low-maintenance for most of the year. Most trees love moisture—during the warmer months, make sure you give your tree a deep watering about twice a week during hot, dry summers to help it establish strong roots.Some varieties with more delicate leaves may have a tendency to dry up and scorch in the summer or freeze in a late frost and scorch. If you suspect a late frost is headed your way, just go ahead and cover the more delicate plants in your garden. Deep watering may be your only hope against drying in the summer.

An all-purpose slow-release fertilizer or rich compost will supply the basic nutrients to feed most trees. Just work the fertilizer into the soil around the tree at the beginning of every season to get the best results.

How to Prune Your Tree

If your tree has been properly planted, has established itself, and has developed a strong root system, the only thing left to do is periodic pruning and shaping. Pruning maples is really simple. Remove dead or damaged limbs, and any new growth that appears on the main trunk (allowing your tree to focus its energy on filling out its distinctly beautiful branches). You may also want to shorten long limbs that distract from the overall shape of the tree.

Choosing Tree Varieties to Suit Your Garden

Want to make a dramatic change in the overall look of your garden? Planting a trees is the quickest way to change the look and feel of your garden. Trees add structure and height, and they have striking presence and style. A few strategically placed trees in your landscape design can change the entire look and feel of your yard. Planting a tree provides incredible results for the modest amount money and time invested, it's good for the environment, and it's fun. Lo & Behold™Blue Chip Butterfly Bush Dogs Keep Deer Away

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2008-04-12 20:51:42 by charlesgeorgetaylr

Remnants from last season’s ten foot tall sunflower plants were still sticking out of the dirt like long shoots of bamboo in Asia. The place was an absolute mess. Jose, the Pureto Rican who lives upstairs with that woman with the hair weave and her five kids has been sitting on his fire escape all winter and tossing white cigarette butts into my landscaped paradise. There were so many to be found. His poor lungs, I thought as I finished the roach that B. had left for me. I lit my own Newport before picking up all those cigarette butts.
It took only 10 minutes to toss the sunflower stalks to the compost pile at the back of my lot


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