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With yellow leaves, your butterfly bush is signaling that it is not doing well. There are several causes that can trigger discoloration of the foliage. Read here what they are and how you can help your flowering bush.

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Common causes of yellow leaves at a glance

A butterfly bush can only live up to its reputation as a robust summer bloomer if it receives the right care in a sunny location. If there are omissions here, yellow sheets are inevitable. The most common causes with tips for problem solving at a glance:

  • Cause: Location too dark. - Solution: transplant to a sunny location
  • Cause: Waterlogging - Solution: Enrich the soil with grit (46.95€) and sand to improve permeability
  • Cause: Lack of nutrients - Solution: Fertilize with compost and horn shavings in spring and summer

Although a butterfly bush copes well with short-term drought, this condition must not be permanent. If the flat-rooted plants experience drought stress, yellow leaves develop that fall to the ground. Therefore, water when the soil has dried.

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