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Buddleja x weyeriana 'Sungold' (Butterfly bush 'Sungold')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
4m
Max height
4m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Buddleja x weyeriana 'Sungold'

Other names

Butterfly bush 'Sungold'

Genus

Buddleja Buddleja

Variety or Cultivar

'Sungold' _ 'Sungold' is a large, vigorous, spreading, deciduous shrub with arching branches bearing rough, narrowly ovate, dark green leaves and open panicles of rounded, dense clusters of small, fragrant, tubular, yellow-orange flowers in summer and autumn.


Buddleja x weyeriana 'Sungold' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

The flowers are sweetly fragrant.

Habit

Arching, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Yellow-orange in Summer; Yellow-orange in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Capsid bug , Caterpillars , Glasshouse red spider mite , Leaf and bud eelworms , Red spider mite (box and other) Aphids , Capsid bug , Caterpillars , Glasshouse red spider mite , Leaf and bud eelworms , Red spider mite (box and other)

Diseases

May suffer from a virus.

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 6.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Buddleja x weyeriana 'Sungold' (Butterfly bush 'Sungold') will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 4m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in any well-drained soil, ideally in full sun, although it will tolerate some light shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Buddleja x weyeriana 'Sungold'

Other names

Butterfly bush 'Sungold'

Genus

Buddleja Buddleja

Variety or Cultivar

'Sungold' _ 'Sungold' is a large, vigorous, spreading, deciduous shrub with arching branches bearing rough, narrowly ovate, dark green leaves and open panicles of rounded, dense clusters of small, fragrant, tubular, yellow-orange flowers in summer and autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

The flowers are sweetly fragrant.

Habit

Arching, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Yellow-orange in Summer; Yellow-orange in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Capsid bug , Caterpillars , Glasshouse red spider mite , Leaf and bud eelworms , Red spider mite (box and other)

Diseases

May suffer from a virus.

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 6.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Buddleja x weyeriana 'Sungold' (Butterfly bush 'Sungold') will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 4m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in any well-drained soil, ideally in full sun, although it will tolerate some light shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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Buddleja x weyeriana 'Sungold' & Cordyline?

Hello,We have this Sungold Buddleja reaching it's maximum spread, in fact I think it's exceeded it. Attached photo shows it in the background and it starts off about 1.5m below as I'm standing on… read more

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