Buddleja × weyriana 'Sungold'
- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: fast growing
- Flowering period: July to September
- Flower colour: golden yellow
- Other features: very attractive to butterflies and bees
- Hardiness: fully hardy
This easy to grow shrub will reward you with a spectacular show throughout the summer, when its clusters of golden yellow flowers appear at the ends of the long, arching branches. The flowers have a deliciously sweet scent, so try to plant it near an entranceway or seating area where you can take full advantage. It is tolerant of most conditions, but will be happiest in a sunny spot with soil that drains freely.
- Garden care: Prune back hard in March, removing all of the previous year's growth to three or four buds.
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Really pleased with this plant, much larger than I expected and really healthy and a very good price also, will definitely shop here again, many thanks.
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Is it possible to grow this in a large pot? If not can you suggest another fast growing, hopefully flowering, plant for my cat to lounge under on sunny days.
ThanksAsked on 5/22/2014 by random from United Kingdom
Buddlejas are incredible tolerant, so provided you have a large pot and make sure it is kept really well fed and watered it should be fine.Answered on 5/30/2014 by helen from crocus
Q:Hi, after watching Gardeners World in the week, I'd like to buy Buddleja × weyriana 'Sungold' , but I have heavy clay soil and I have planted so many things which have died (a costly business). Would I be safe with this plant?Asked on 3/23/2014 by sweetpea from swindon
Buddleja × weyriana 'Sungold' will tolerate a clay soil so as long as the soil is moist and well drained it should be fine. I would try and improve the soil as much as possible by digging in plenty of bulky organic matter such as manure . Hope this helps.Answered on 3/25/2014 by Anonymous from Crocus
Q:Suggestions for planting low maintenance border please
Hello, I recently had my garden extended by a piece of land measuring 34 metres by 14 metres, and my son purchased 23 Phormiums from you in last August on my behalf. I was delighted with the service I received, and the plants appear to be thriving well especially considering the dreadful weather we have suffered this winter. We also bought Rootgrow from you to assist with their development ,and also for use when we moved mature Acers and other shrubs. I still need more shrubs or other types of plants and would appreciate some advice as to what to use. Along one of the 14 metre lengths there is a "hedge" of bamboo plants, and adjacent to these on the return (long) length there is a small rise of earth, tapering down to ground level, with a specimen black bamboo at the end of the mound. There is also a mature acer, which we had to move, situated at the edge of the dividing path (between the lawn) on the field side of the garden. Would it be possible for you to suggest the names of suitable plants which I could purchase from you and which would compliment the existing ones. I am in my eighties and therefore need a very low maintenance garden. I would also like to introduce a little colour if possible. My garden is very exposed and is on quite a windy site. I look forward to your reply.Asked on 2/15/2010 by Marian Burgess
A:Hello there, There are many plants that might tempt you - here are some of my favourites:- Fatsia japonica http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/shrubs/fatsia-japonica/classid.3840/ Rodgersia http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.rodgersia/cat.plants/ Heuchera http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.heuchera/cat.plants/ Hydrangea paniculata http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.hydrangea-paniculata/ Aucuba japonica http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/shrubs/aucuba-japonica/classid.277/ Rosa rugosa Alba http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/shrubs/roses/shrub-rose/hedging/bush-rose/hedging-rose/other-shrub-rose/rosa-rugosa-alba/classid.1148/ Cotoneaster http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.cotoneaster/ Buddleja http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.buddleja/ I hope this helps, Helen Plant DoctorAnswered on 2/16/2010 by Crocus Helpdesk
Q:Summer flowering tree
Hello, I am looking for a tree that can grow as tall as 8ft-10ft and flowers for most of the summer, or even one that flowers in the winter. I am looking to add a large tree with colourful flowers to my garden - I do love the Laburnum x watereri 'Vossii' but it only flowers from May to June I believe. Can you recommend at suitable tree? Regards LauraAsked on 7/5/2009 by LAURA BLIZARD
A:Hello Laura, Even a miniature tree will get taller than 8-10ft, so I suspect you may be looking for a shrub, which are generally more compact. The ones that will flower for months on end throughout summer are either Buddlejas or Lavatera. I'm afraid I don't know of any trees (no matter what size) that will match them.Answered on 7/8/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
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