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Buddleja x weyeriana

Description

A Butterfly Bush hybrid cross between B. davidii and B. globosa.  This plant is drought tolerant and seldom damaged by deer. Nectar from the yellow flowers attracts pollinators. It is a rounded shrub with arching branches and a dense canopy that makes for a great privacy hedge or screen.

This plant likes sun to partial shade and prefers moist, well-drained soil but tolerates a range of soil types as long as the soil is not too wet.  This plant is seldom damaged by deer, but it is one of the least winter hardy of all the Buddlejas.  Place it in a protected location from wind and winter weather and heavily mulch the roots every year.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  Nematodes can be an issue.

 

 

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Bicolor'
    Flowers start deep purple and open to pink
  • 'Golden Glow'
  • 'Honeycomb'
    More winter hardy
  • 'Sungold'
    Golden yellow flowers, strong fragrance
Tags:
#bees#purple#butterflies#sun#deciduous#yellow#full sun#partial shade#fragrant flowers#drought tolerant#orange#shrub#wildlife plant#purple flowers#weedy#deciduous shrub#nectar plant#showy leaves#orange flowers#cottage garden#mass planting#high maintenance#deer resistant#butterfly garden#long bloom time#small groups#clay soil tolerant#pollinator plant#mid-summer flowers#nectar plant fall#nectar plant summer#early summer flowers#late summer flowers#early fall flowers
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Bicolor'
    Flowers start deep purple and open to pink
  • 'Golden Glow'
  • 'Honeycomb'
    More winter hardy
  • 'Sungold'
    Golden yellow flowers, strong fragrance
Tags:
#bees#purple#butterflies#sun#deciduous#yellow#full sun#partial shade#fragrant flowers#drought tolerant#orange#shrub#wildlife plant#purple flowers#weedy#deciduous shrub#nectar plant#showy leaves#orange flowers#cottage garden#mass planting#high maintenance#deer resistant#butterfly garden#long bloom time#small groups#clay soil tolerant#pollinator plant#mid-summer flowers#nectar plant fall#nectar plant summer#early summer flowers#late summer flowers#early fall flowers
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Buddleja
    Family:
    Scrophulariaceae
    Wildlife Value:
    Nectar from flowers attracts butterflies, bees and other pollinators.
    Play Value:
    Wildlife Food Source
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    seldom damaged by deer; tolerates a range of soil types; drought tolerant
    Dimensions:
    Height: 6 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 6 ft. 0 in. - 8 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Erect
    Rounded
    Maintenance:
    High
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    6-feet-12 feet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Long Bloom Season
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Flowers are apricot color, pale yellow, yellowish-orange. They are irregular and loosely distributed and appear from early summer through early fall. It blooms on both old and new wood so pruning times do not affect flowers.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Simple, lanceolate, opposite leaves that are shiny dark green and 2-4 in. long.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Cottage Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Hedge
    Mass Planting
    Screen/Privacy
    Small groups
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Problems:
    Weedy