Buddleia × weyeriana 'Honeycomb'
Common name: 
Honeycomb Butterfly Bush
Pronunciation: 
bud-LEE-a wey-er-ee-AH-na
Family: 
Scrophulariaceae
Genus: 
Synonyms: 
Buddleja × weyeriana 'Honeycomb'
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Broadleaf, deciduous shrub, with an arching to spreading habit; it may grow to 5-7 ft tall and 4-5 ft wide (1.5-2.1 × 1.2-1.5 m) in a single growing season. Leaves opposite, simple, lance-shaped, about 20 cm long, glossy gray-green.  Flower clusters are globe to linear shaped, containing many small yellow flowers each with an orange-eye; fragrant.

  • Full sun, tolerates a wide range of soil conditions, drought tolerant

  • Hardy to USDA Zone 5 (may die back in this zone but regrow from the roots)

  • Buddleia × weyeriana is a hybrid of B. globose × B. davidii var. magnifica developed by William Van de Weyer in 1914 in England.  ‘Honeycomb’ was introduced by Michael Dirr after extensive Buddleia trials at the Univ. of Georgia in the late 1990s.

  • Oregon State Univ. campus: against the south side of the West Greenhouse, near the parking lot

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  • flower cluster

    flower cluster

  • flowers

    flowers

  • leaves

    leaves

  • plant habit, late summer

    plant habit, late summer