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BUDDLEJA x weyeriana 'Bicolor'

Image of Buddleja x weyeriana 'Bicolor'

James Burghardt

Family

Loganiaceae

Botanical Name

BUDDLEJA x weyeriana 'Bicolor'

Plant Common Name

Bicolor Butterflybush, Golden Butterflybush

Special Notice

This entry has yet to be reviewed and approved by L2G editors.

General Description

Bicolor butterflybush is a hybrid of Buddleja weyeriana that was selected by Michael Dirr from openly pollinated B. 'Honeycomb' plants at the test gardens at the University of Georgia. Its lance-shaped leaves are a glossy deep green and appear in spring on gently arching branches. The fragrant, yellow and raspberry red flowers are borne in clusters from summer to autumn and removing spent flowers will encourage continued blooming.

A drought tolerant plant when established, golden butterflybush should be grown in full sun for best results. Attractive to butterflies and bees, the interesting flower color makes it a good addition to the mixed border or cutting garden.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 2

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    6 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Shrub

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Height

    6'-8' / 1.8m - 2.4m

  • Width

    5'-7' / 1.5m - 2.1m

  • Bloom Time

    Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam

  • Tolerances

    Drought, Soil Compaction

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Arching/Fountain-shaped

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow, Red

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Fruit Color

    Tan

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Dark Green

  • Bark Color

    Sandy Brown, Gray

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Exfoliating

  • Usage

    Cutflower, Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No