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Buddleja x weyeriana 'Sungold'


 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:21 pm    Post subject: Buddleja x weyeriana 'Sungold' Reply with quote

Hi Folks, does anybody know where I can purchase this lovely buddleja ? preferably here in Ireland?

Thanks,

Keith.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a quick google and can't find it for sale any where online.

If you know anyone who has one local to you ask if you can have a cutting all buddleja grow easily from cuttings, I have one taken from a cutting a few years ago and its 6 feet tall now and as I write its still flowering.

If you can't find this one try buddleja globosa which is quite similar, same colour but the flower "balls" are more distinct, Globosa was crossed with davidii to produce weyeriana.

If you have no luck finding either I can give you cuttings of them if you are ever over this way.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:08 am    Post subject: Re: Reply with quote

Thanks for your reply MM, yes it's difficult to find alright, I have found two suppliers that will ship from the UK, but the costs are very high.

http://www.burncoose.co.uk/site/plants.cfm?pl_id=616
http://www.gardeningexpress.co.uk/CatalogProducts.asp?Keywords=buddleia+sungold

Thanks for the tip on the cuttings, I didn't know that. I'd like something different for all the butterflies and bees around my house every summertime Very Happy The yellow colour is fabulous !

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

See if you can get any information online as to whether this buddleia attracts butterflies. I'm not familiar with the plant, but sometimes plants that are bred specifically for their looks lose other characteristics in the process.

I only mention this because you seem keen to encourage pollinators and it would be a shame if you go to a lot of trouble to source this shrub then find it isn't as attractive as the purple/mauve/white varieties.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Reply with quote

Hi Sive, from what I can gather it does attract butterflies & bees in the same way as the other varieties. It's claimed that it has a lovely similar fragarance too.

I have contacted Matt here:
http://www.doolingarden.com/Contact-Us.html

He does have some stock, I would be delighted to take one or two off his hands Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

suppliers
http://apps.rhs.org.uk/rhsplantfinder/pfregions.asp?ID=89656
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 6:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Reply with quote

Thanks Greengage
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have this!

I bought it in a nursery near Laragh a few years ago. I have to say it is very attractive BUT- in my opinion the flowering period is much shorter than the "regular" buddleia. In terms of attractiveness to pollinators, I planted it beside a regular one and it is not as attractive- based on the observation that butterflies would land on the regular one in bigger numbers. Not very scientific, just my experience!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

baabamaal wrote:
I have this!

I bought it in a nursery near Laragh a few years ago. I have to say it is very attractive BUT- in my opinion the flowering period is much shorter than the "regular" buddleia. In terms of attractiveness to pollinators, I planted it beside a regular one and it is not as attractive- based on the observation that butterflies would land on the regular one in bigger numbers. Not very scientific, just my experience!


Scientific Discoveries very often come about as a result of Peoples Experiences.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

True for ya!
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