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These Popular Plants Might Actually Be Bad for Your Garden

Bob Vila Logo By Ayn-Monique Klahre of Bob Vila | Slide 1 of 10: <p>The butterfly bush may look innocent, but this flowering shrub is guilty of displacing native plants in the Pacific Northwest. In fact, butterfly bush, which quickly forms thickets that crowd out local favorites like willows, is actually banned in the <a href="https://www.bobvila.com/slideshow/state-pride-50-ways-to-show-you-love-where-you-live-50786">state of Washington</a>.</p><br><p><strong>Related: <a href="https://www.bobvila.com/slideshow/8-ways-to-combat-garden-pests-48897">8 Ways to Combat Garden Pests</a></strong></p>

Butterfly Bush

The butterfly bush may look innocent, but this flowering shrub is guilty of displacing native plants in the Pacific Northwest. In fact, butterfly bush, which quickly forms thickets that crowd out local favorites like willows, is actually banned in the state of Washington.


Related: 8 Ways to Combat Garden Pests

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