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Buddleja globosa (Orange ball tree)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
8m
Max height
8m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Buddleja globosa

Other names

Orange ball tree

Genus

Buddleja Buddleja

Species

B. globosa - B. globosa is a large semi-evergreen shrub with dark-green, lance-shaped leaves. In early summer, it bears open clusters of scented orange spherical flowers.


Buddleja globosa is: Semi evergreen

Fragrance

The flowers are sweetly fragrant.

Habit

Open branches, Rounded

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Orange, Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Capsid bug , Caterpillars , Glasshouse red spider mite , Leaf and bud eelworms Aphids , Capsid bug , Caterpillars , Glasshouse red spider mite , Leaf and bud eelworms

Diseases

May suffer from a virus.

General care

Pruning

The flowers turn brown, so deadhead as they fade to improve appearance.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Buddleja globosa (Orange ball tree) will reach a height of 8m and a spread of 8m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Wildlife

Cultivation

Tolerates many situations, but grows best in a sunny, well-drained situation.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Buddleja globosa

Other names

Orange ball tree

Genus

Buddleja Buddleja

Species

B. globosa - B. globosa is a large semi-evergreen shrub with dark-green, lance-shaped leaves. In early summer, it bears open clusters of scented orange spherical flowers.

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Fragrance

The flowers are sweetly fragrant.

Habit

Open branches, Rounded

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Orange, Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Capsid bug , Caterpillars , Glasshouse red spider mite , Leaf and bud eelworms

Diseases

May suffer from a virus.

General care

Pruning

The flowers turn brown, so deadhead as they fade to improve appearance.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Buddleja globosa (Orange ball tree) will reach a height of 8m and a spread of 8m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Wildlife

Cultivation

Tolerates many situations, but grows best in a sunny, well-drained situation.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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