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BUDDLEJA x weyeriana 'Honeycomb'

Image of Buddleja x weyeriana 'Honeycomb'

James H. Schutte

Family

Loganiaceae

Botanical Name

BUDDLEJA x weyeriana 'Honeycomb'

Plant Common Name

Golden Butterflybush, Honeycomb Butterflybush

General Description

Sunny and vigorous, ‘Honeycomb’ offers dense globose clusters of beautiful golden flowers all summer.

A hybrid of Buddleja davidii and B. globosa, golden butterflybush is a vigorous medium-sized deciduous shrub with gently arching branches lined with large glossy deep green leaves with silvery undersides. In the heat of summer it offers golden yellow flower clusters at the ends of its branches. These are fragrant and attractive to butterflies and bees.

Drought tolerant once established, 'Honeycomb' should be grown in full sun and perfectly drained, average soil. Its interesting flowers are great for cutting and brighten sunny shrub borders and foundation plantings. Prune shrubs back dramatically in spring, and deadhead spent blooms to prolong flowering.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 2

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    5 - 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

    4'-10' / 1.2m - 3.0m

  • Width

    4'-10' / 1.2m - 3.0m

  • Bloom Time

    Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant

  • Habit

    Arching/Fountain-shaped

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow

  • Fruit Color

    Tan

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    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

    Coarse

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Cutflower, Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No