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 Post subject: Ornamentals for pasture
PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:52 am 
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I'm looking for some suggestions on some ornamental shrubs to attract birds and butterflies. I am wanting something that will get between 10 to 20' tall. I have heavy black loam soil and these will be planted in a pasture with no irrigation and FULL sun so they will need to be hardy. I also don't want anything that is going to be highly invasive I can handle moderately invasive.


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What about chinese fringe flower? Photina is hardy-not the red tip-but guess it wouldn't attract butterflies.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 9:23 am 
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I know that Buddlias (butterfly bush) can reach over 6ft tall, but I don't know their maximum height. I can't think of anything that gets that tall and attract butterflies/hummingbirds. Check out buddlias though.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 9:25 am 
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Sorry, the correct spelling is Buddleia.

Here's pics of the different varieties. They grow great here.

http://www.daytonnursery.com/Encycloped ... ddleia.htm

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