Do you love Butterfly Bushes but don't have the room for a shrub that grows to 5 or 6 feet high and wide or even larger? Or perhaps you'd like to enjoy the colorful butterfly attracting flower wands on your deck or patio? Lucky for you, Buzz™ 'Raspberry' has arrived!

This gorgeous compact Buddleia reaches a mature size of 3 to 5 feet high and about 3 feet wide, perfect for large containers and smaller gardens. And it responds well to shaping. Its bright dark pink plumes stand out all over the upright, semi-bushy habit of attractive medium green-greyish foliage. The fragrant flowers start arriving in the first season, and they last from early to midsummer into fall.  The Buzz™ series of Butterfly Bushes was developed to create new hybrids that were more compact and easier to grow, due to the increase in smaller gardening spaces. Plant 'Raspberry' in full sun in well-drained soil. If placing it in a garden bed, it's best to plant in the foreground, as it stays much smaller than ordinary Buddleias. Water and feed regularly, but be sure to neither over water or allow it to dry out. We recommend cutting off any withered branches once the new spring shoots start appearing.


Plant Habit: Shrub

Life cycle: Perennial

Sun Requirements: Full Sun

Full Sun to Partial Shade

Water Preferences: Mesic

Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)

Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)

Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)

Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)

Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b

Plant Height: 3 to 4 feet

Plant Spread: 2 to 3 feet

Leaves: Deciduous

Flowers: Showy


Blooms on new wood

Flower Color: Pink

Other: Bright Raspberry Pink

Bloom Size: Under 1"

Flower Time: Late spring or early summer


Late summer or early fall

Underground structures: Taproot

Uses: Cut Flower

Wildlife Attractant: Bees



Resistances: Deer Resistant

Humidity tolerant

Drought tolerant

Salt tolerant

Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

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