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Cranrazz Butterfly Bush

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Cranrazz Butterfly Bush 
Buddleia davidii  'CranRazz'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 5a-9b  Find Your Zone 

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 5a, where this Butterfly Bushes is not reliably winter hardy, you'll be happy to know it can be grown in containers that can be brought indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.

Special Attributes

Not a true dwarf but Cranrazz Butterfly Bush has grown to about 5 to 6 feet tall and wide in our gardens, putting it at about two-thirds the size of standard, tall butterfly bush. You will love the showstopping, bright cranberry-red flowers on this one that are up to 8 inches in length and come all summer long to frost. The butterflies and hummingbirds will love them too. The flowers have a wonderful fruity fragrance. As with all butterfly bush, this one is drought tolerant when established and deer turn their nose up to it. 

Landscape & Garden Uses

We have Cranrazz growing in both garden beds and pots in our landscape. In the ground, it's 5-6 foot height and 3-4 feet wide, make it an ideal choice for smaller garden spaces, where larger growing butterfly bush won't fit. In containers it doesn't grow quite as large. That said, we'd recommend a larger pot of at least 15 inches or more in diameter. Ideal for use as a specimen, in groupings, or massed in landscape borders, flowering shrub borders and perennial gardens. A natural choice for butterfly and hummingbird gardens, Xeriscape gardens (low water needs, and blue-themed color gardens.

Suggested Spacing:  3' for solid hedges or mass plantings; 6-7' or more for space between plants

Cultural Preferences

Cranrazz Butterfly Bush is exceptionally easy to grow. It thrives in full to mostly sun and isn't too picky about soil type, provided the soil is well-drained and of average fertility. At least 6 hours of direct sun per day is recommended for best flowering. As with so many other plants, constantly soggy or wet soils can cause problems with the roots.

Helpful Articles

Click on a link below to get helpful advice from our experts on how to plant, fertilize, prune and water Butterfly Bushes.

Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 5a-9b  Find Your Zone 
Plant Type:  Perennial Shrub
Height at Maturity: 5-6' in ground, 3-4' in containers
Width at Maturity: 3-4'
Spacing:  3' for solid hedges, 6' for space between plants
Growth Habit / Form:  Arching, Bushy, Mounding
Growth Rate:  Fast to Very Fast
Flower Color:  Cranberry Red
Flower Size: 4-5" long clusters
Flowering Period:  June to Frost!
Flower Type:  Spike
Fragrant Flowers:  Yes
Foliage Color:  Grey-Green
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Berries:  No
Berry Color:  No
Sun Needs:  Full to Mostly Sun
Water Needs:  Average, low when established
Soil Type:  Clay (Amended), Loam, Sand, Silt 
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well-drained moist to dry
Soil pH:  5.5 - 8.5 (Acid to Moderately Alkaline)
Maintenance / Care:  Low to Average
Attracts:  Visual Attention, Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Drought, Dry Soil, Heat, Insect, Rabbit

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