The Cranrazz™ Butterfly Bush features fragrant flowers that can attract pollinators like butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds into your landscape from miles away.
Small, fragrant, raspberry red flowers on 8 inch long panicles bloom against green foliage all summer through the first frost. The bright red butterfly bush boasts huge conical flower heads that are not only beautiful but makes the perfect accent plant in any flower bed. Deadhead spent flower blossoms to encourage new growth. The wine red blooms make beautiful cut flowers for arrangements or bouquets and have the soft scent of honey.
The green leaves are silvery tinted, long and slender, and measure around 3-4 inches in length. The growth habit of this butterfly shrub is arching or mounding and it will grow fast! Being a deciduous shrub, it will lose its silver green leaves to prepare for winter dormancy.
Great for perennial shrub borders, landscape plantings, single specimen plants, or planted in containers for small garden spaces. You won’t have to worry about deer or other creatures munching on your new flowering shrub because it is deer tolerant.
HOW TO CARE FOR BUTTERFLY BUSHES IN THE LANDSCAPE
Butterfly bushes do best in full sun to produce the most cranberry red flower spikes! In partial shade areas, you may see limited flower production. Grow this variety of butterfly bushes across the United States in USDA zones 5-10.
The best type of soil to use for butterfly bushes is well draining and slightly acidic soil. However, the Cranrazz butterfly bush is not picky and can even tolerate clay or rocky soils. It is almost never bothered by pests or diseases.
Water well the first year of planting to establish a strong root system. It is drought tolerant once established but will need watering through extreme heat. A thick layer of mulch applied to the root zone will help to retain moisture during the hot summer season.
This pollinator friendly shrub matures at 5-6 feet tall and up to 5 feet wide at full size. A simple pruning in early spring will help to shape the cranberry red butterfly bush to the desired size and keep it looking neat. We recommend spacing at least 3 feet for shrub hedges and up to 6 feet to have space in between your plants.
The Cranrazz Butterfly bush makes an excellent statement piece in small spaces and it’s very easy to grow!
Shop the Cranrazz™ Butterfly Bush for sale today to entice butterflies and hummingbirds into your garden!
Once your Cranrazz™ Butterfly Bush order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.
Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.
No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.
Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.
We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.
Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?
Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.
Growing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.
Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!
Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.
Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order. Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.
Choose a planting location that offers adequate sunlight and shade in a low traffic area. Allow proper clearance for the mature growth size. Well-drained soil is ideal. Water regularly for the first planted year to ensure adequate water is available for establishing a strong root system. Prune as necessary to remove any damaged or dead foliage and to promote a well-balanced structure.
Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.
Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.
Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright. Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.
A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.
To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your plant our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!
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