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Blue butterfly

Blue butterfly

Clerodendrum ugandense, Rotheca myricoides ‘Ugandense’-Common Names: Blue Butterfly Bush, Blue Glorybower, Oxford Bush, Cambridge Bush
The flowers look like a butterfly with two different shades of blue. Use blue butterfly bush as a small stand-alone specimen or in a mixed border. Prune back this gangly shrub as needed to keep it in check. Clerodendrum flower on the current season’s growth, so you can prune them anytime. Cut back the old wood to a pair of buds to improve flowering. In areas that get frost, you can get the most consistent flowering year in and year out by growing blue butterfly bush in a large pot that can be brought indoors when temperatures approach freezing.

Shrub: Deciduous or Sprawling Evergreen in warmer climates
Hardiness Zone: 8-10
Light: Partial shade, filtered shade, morning sun with afternoon shade
Mature Growth: 10 feet  wide & tall  (prune to the desired size)
Soil: Average well drained, loam
Blooms: Summer
Wildlife: Flowers are attractive to butterflies & bees
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