Burning Bush Plants
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My butterfly Bush doesn’t look good. The shoots have clusters but the flower almost looks black not purple. Could it be the soi

Zone 08402 | Helen Hare added on June 6, 2017 | Answered

l. Very wet when I planted and almost clay like.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on June 8, 2017

Well draining soil is key, so heavy clay soil is likely the issue.

You can either move the plant to a new location or you could work on amending the soil.
Here are some links with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/butterfly-bush/butterfly-bush-care.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/how-to-improve-clay-soil.htm

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