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by 2 many plants on August 21, 2006 03:04 PM
Why is my Buterfly Bush's leaves turning brown?
Maybe too much water?
by patches1414 on August 21, 2006 06:19 PM
I'm not sure if too much water would cause the leaves to turn brown, but I know Butterfly bushes tend to be fairly drought tolerant. Although they do require more water during the hotter summer months, but not a whole lot. Perhaps it's the extreme hot temperatures we've experiened this summer that are causing them to turn brown.

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by LandOfOz on August 22, 2006 02:47 AM
There are a few things. I could be spider mites. To check for this put a piece of white paper into the bush (on a sunny day) shake the branches a little and see if there are any moving specks on the paper. There are a lot of products to treat mites with just make sure that it specifically says it kills spider mites. Also, too much water can make the roots rot. They only need a good, deep watering once a week or so, if there is no rain. Last, but not least, it could have a fungus. I have a butterfly bush and have been having similiar problems with it. Even the local nursery center is stumped. I was told that the first year getting "established" is the worst for butterfly bushes, after that they are relatively care free. (Although spider mites love them every year!)

Sarah

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