B. weyeriana ‘Sungold’ is the result of a cross between the familiar B. davidii and B. globosa ‘Orange Ball’. It has long arching branches with gra-white stems that bear eight inch long mid-green, lancelolate leaves. The fragrant flowers are yellow to orange and are borne in rounded terminal panicles up to twelve inches long from summer into autumn.
Type: Deciduous shrub
Outstanding Feature: Flowers
Form: Dense mound
Growth Rate: Rapid
Bloom: Terminal panicles of yellow o orange panicles up to twelve inches long from summer into fall
Size: 13’ H x 10’ W
Light: Full sun
Soil: Fertile, moist, well-drained
Hardiness: Zones 7-9
Care: Prune in spring to within an inch or two of the older wood. Old shrubs can be cut back into the old wood.
Pests and Diseases: Susceptible to aphids, leaf and bud eelworms, capsid bug, caterpillars
Propagation: Softwood cuttings in spring, semi-harwood cuttings in summer, hardwood cuttings in late autumn