What's your question? Ask

Butterfly Bushes

Q.Troubleshooting Butterfly Bush

Zone 10952 | samdeeman added on July 17, 2018 | Answered


I have a Butterfly bush which was planted last spring. Thank g-d it returned this season. However, The leaves have started to Yellow at the bottom working their way up. Towards the top the leaves are speckled yellow. The plants have been fertilized and properly watered.

Please help,


A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on July 17, 2018

This appears to be a magnesium deficiency. This is very common in acidic soils, but can be a sign of actual deficiency as well. Dolomitic lime will usually correct this, and bring it to a stable and close to neutral pH.

This article will give you more information on the care of these: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/butterfly-bush/butterfly-bush-care.htm

Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Butterfly Bushes
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert