Fourth Of July Butterfly Bush

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Fourth of July Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii 'Grefoj'). Also known as Tri-Colored Butterfly Bush, is a fast-growing ornamental shrub with particular appeal to pollinators and a reblooming, tri-color display! Fragrant and blooming from summer until frost, you'll enjoy wave after wave of tall wands of flowers!

Just like a firecracker, the Fourth of July Butterfly Bush will explode with color in your landscape every year! The dazzling display of not just one, but three colors, will be a head-turning sight that friends and neighbors are sure to notice! Long spikes of clustered blossoms will shoot high above your Fourth of July in mid-summer and repeat their stunning bloom of white, pink and purple patriotic flowers well into autumn!

The brilliant color and enticing fragrance are an irresistible lure to hummingbirds, bees...and especially butterflies. In fact, your Tri-Colored Butterfly Bush may be so covered in butterflies, that at times you'll wonder where the bush ends and the butterflies begin! Fourth of July Butterfly Bush is a fast and vigorous growing shrub, sure to bring its grace and beauty to your yard in no time at all.

Planting and Application:

Plant one for a one-of-a-kind focal point in your front yard, or use a few along your garage for the most amazing informal and light hedge your neighbors will ever see. Plant by your mailbox or among a mixed shrub border for fragrance and color! Anchor your front porch and front entry garden or add one to the end of your home's foundation planting for a bright focal point!

It has an upright form, is easy to grow and requires minimal maintenance. Use along the back sunny edges of your property without worry the deer will mow them to the ground! Pollinator gardens and cottage borders, rock gardens and hummingbird plantings all benefit from these tri-colored blooms!

  • Brilliant Tri-Color Blooms for Months
  • Faster Growing & Vigorous Herbaceous Shrub
  • Butterflies & Hummingbirds Galore!
  • Very Low Maintenance
  • Fragrant Garden Bed & Border, Specimen & Cut Flower

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Heat and sun tolerance in USDA growing zones 5-10, these shrubby perennials bloom best in full sun and tolerate partial shade. However, you'll notice fewer blossoms in less than 6 hours a day of sunlight. Plant in a very well-drained location with moderate water when establishing and during peak summer temperatures. Your Fourth of July can even be cut back to the ground when dormant with no problem and simply regrows anew each spring.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Any Well-Drained Soil
  • Prune When Dormant
  • Moderate Moisture
  • Deer & Rabbit Resistant & Drought Tolerant Once Established

For butterflies, beauty and more...plant a Fourth of July Butterfly Bush today! You'll be glad you did! Hurry and order this and more fragrant blooming perennials and shrubs at today!

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Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
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Fourth Of July Butterfly Bush Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-10
Growing Zones 5-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Buddleia davidii 'Grefoj'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 6 - 8 feet
Mature Spread 5 - 7 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Green
Foliage Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time When Dormant
Fragrant Yes