Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionLo & Behold 'Pink Micro Chip' is small but mighty! This dwarf butterfly bush is perfect for tucking into small spaces or even adding to your favorite container. Wherever you plant it, butterflies will flock to this long-blooming beauty.
Deer leave butterfly bushes alone, and they're easy to maintain, giving this flowering shrub plenty of reasons to be loved. This super tiny buddleia is adorned with dozens of pink flower spikes, making it a stunning low-growing hedge that requires no pruning! Plant 'Pink Micro Chip' in a bright, sunny location, and the butterflies will certainly thank you!DetailsBotanical name:Buddleia x 'Pink Micro Chip' Patent: USPP 26,547 Common name: Butterfly bush Zone: 5-9 Sun exposure: Full sun (6+ hours) Height x width: 1.5-2' tall and wide Flower color: Pink Foliage color: Green Season of Interest: Summer-fall Uses: Specimen, Flower gardens, Butterfly and Hummingbird gardens. How To GrowSoil: Butterfly bushes require very well-drained, even dry, soils. Do not amend or add anything to the soil at planting time, as this can cause serious drainage problems. In clay soil, plant butterfly bush, so they are slightly above, rather than even with, the soil. Light: Full sun - at least six hours of bright sun each day is necessary for healthy plants and abundant blooms. Water: Low to average watering; soil can even be dry once established. Butterfly bush does not tolerate wet conditions for any period of time. Spacing: 1.5-2' feet Fertilizing: Little needed; if desired, apply a granular rose or garden fertilizer in early spring. Do not fertilize in fall. Winterizing: In fall, plants can be trimmed lightly if desired but save major pruning for spring. If mulching, do not apply heavily at the base of the plant. Maintenance & Pruning: Butterfly bushes are best pruned in spring, once the new growth has begun to emerge. At that point, cut just above where big, healthy buds appear. Give butterfly bushes plenty of time to emerge in spring, especially in colder climates - this may take several weeks, even if other plants in your yard are already leafing out.