Buddleja Buzz Hot Raspberry is easy to grow and requires minimal maintenance. It prefers well-draining soil in a location with full sun
After planting your Buzz Buddleja, water deeply and regularly to encourage a good root system. Reduce frequency after the roots are established. One recommendation is to water when the top 3 inches of soil is dry.
In milder climates, prune back the plant in late fall when it has finished flowering to maintain its compact shape. In colder climates, prune in early spring after the last frost. Flowers are produced on new stems; cutting back the branches will promote new growth and result in more flowers. Remove faded or dead flowers throughout the blooming season to encourage more blooms. Feed in spring with G&B Organics All Purpose Fertilizer 4-4-4.
The Buddleja Buzz series was bred to be smaller than the common butterfly bush (Buddleja davidii). Most Buzz varieties can grow up to 5 feet tall, but can be smaller depending on growing conditions, pruning practices, and local climate.
Buddleja Buzz Hot Raspberry is hardy in USDA zones 5-9 and is considered a deciduous shrub. In warmer, mild climates the leaves may remain on the branches year-round but will appear semi-dormant or “sluggish” until spring when it starts to actively grow. A hard prune is recommended in late fall to promote new spring growth which will result in more flowers.
Buddleja, with a “j”, is the correct spelling for the genus but is often spelled as Buddleia. According to Missouri Botanical Garden, “...Linnaeus named the genus Buddleja (pronounced with a silent “j”) which is still considered to be the proper spelling (first name survives) according to the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature.”
Buddleja Buzz Hot Raspberry (‘TOBUD01202’) PPAF - U.S. Plant Patent is pending, asexual reproduction is prohibited. A plant patent is good for 20 years.
Overall, Buzz Hot Raspberry Buddleja is a low-maintenance plant that's easy to grow and can be enjoyed in the garden for years.