• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly the first growing season to develop a deep, extensive root system. Drought tolerant once established.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 18 to 24 in. tall and 24 to 30 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Drought Tolerant
    Blooms:
    Continuously blooms mid summer through mid fall.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:BUD-lee-uh
    Plant type:Perennial, Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth habit:Mounding, Round
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Reaches 18 to 24 in. tall and 24 to 30 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Silver-green
    Blooms:Continuously blooms mid summer through mid fall.
    Flower color:White
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Design IdeasPlant in mass to create a beautiful silvery ground cover. The white flowers work well with most other flower colors, making it a nice addition to established perennial gardens and mixed borders.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide well-drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule the first growing season to develop a deep, extensive root system. Treat like a perennial in the north; cut back in winter or early spring. In warmer climates plants may require occasional moderate pruning to maintain the desired compact growth. Apply controlled-release fertilizer in spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Water regularly the first growing season to develop a deep, extensive root system. Drought tolerant once established.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This selection is the result of a 2005 hybridization of Buddleja 'Blue Chip' x NC2002-12. 'Blue Chip' is a complex hybrid containing 3 different species and one botanical variety of Buddleja (B. davidii, B. davidii var. nanhoensis, B. lindleyana, and B. globosa. NC2002-12, the other parent of 'Ice Chip', is a hybrid of 'White Ball' x 'Nanho Purple'. 'Nanho Purple' is a cultivar derived from Buddleja davidii var. nanhoensis. 'White Ball' is described as a complex hybrid by its developer, presumably containing B. davidii and B. fallowiana. The resulting new cultivar, 'Ice Chip' is short in stature with a unique spreading growth habit, and offers prolific, sterile flowers.
    Lore:
    Due to it's sterile, non-invasive trait, this selection has been approved by the ODA for production, marketing, and landscape use in Oregon, making 'Ice Chip' one of the few cultivars (along with 'Purple Haze', 'Blue Chip' and 'Lilac Chip') available to growers and consumers in Oregon.

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