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Buddleia globosa - Hope.

Common Name Orange Ball Tree
Family Buddleiaceae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Found at altitudes up to 2000 metres.
Range S. America - Argentina, Chile, Peru.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
Buddleia globosa Orange Ball Tree


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Buddleia globosa is an evergreen Shrub growing to 5 m (16ft) by 5 m (16ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 7. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower from Jun to July. The species is monoecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant) and are pollinated by Bees, lepidoptera. Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.

Synonyms

Buddleja globosa

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses



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Miscellany.

One report says that it is cultivated as a medicinal plant in S. America but gives no more details[184].

Other Uses

Miscellany.

None known

Cultivation details

Requires a sunny position[11, 182]. Prefers a rich loamy well-drained soil[11, 200]. Very tolerant of alkaline soils[200]. Grows well by the sea, tolerating maritime exposure[184, 200]. Plants are hardy to about -15°c if they are sheltered from cold winds[184, 200]. They resprout freely from the base if cut back by cold weather[200] and are deciduous in cold winters[188]. Plants flower on the previous year's growth[200]. The flowers scent the air for a considerable distance with their sweet honey-like fragrance[245].

Propagation

Seed - cold stratify for 4 weeks at 4°c[138] and surface sow the seed in February/March in a greenhouse[78, 113]. Germination usually takes place within 3 - 4 weeks at 21°c[138]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter, planting them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Seedlings are inclined to damp off and so should be watered with care and kept well-ventilated[78]. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame[11, 113]. Use short side-shoots[78]. Very high percentage[113]. Cuttings of mature wood of the current season's growth, 15 - 20cm long, October/November in a frame[200].

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Buddleia asiaticaBai Bei Feng11
Buddleia davidiiButterfly Bush, Summer Lilac, Butterflybush00
Buddleia officinalisMi Meng Hua02
Buddleia paniculata 01

 

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Readers comment

Altay Kula   Mon May 29 2006

We have one in our garden and we want to propegate it this year. We love it very much. Thanks a lot for this useful web page.

Alan North   Fri Aug 18 2006

Attracts huge numbers of bees to the garden. The bush literally hums, and the honey smell is wonderful. I presume it's rich in nectar for them.

Jim Stokes   Tue Aug 22 2006

I am going to plant Globosa Ferreri & Davdii in my Sri Lankan garden. Buterflies just passed my garden by, I will put an end to that.

pat   Wed Jul 15 2009

how and when to gather seeds?

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