Buddleia globosa description:
A very bold shrub that has orange and yellow ball-like fragrant flowers in the summer which attracts lots of butterflies.
Good as a stand alone shrub, or at the back of a very deep border.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
A bat friendly plant.
Good for wildlife in general.
Common names: Chilean Orange Ball Tree or Round-headed Buddleia.
Also known as: Buddleja globosa
The best position in the garden:
Sun or semi shade.
Is it useful as a groundcover plant?
Shrubs do cover a lot of ground, but they are not a ‘ground cover plant’ because they add height and structure to a garden.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil, also tolerates chalky soil and acidic soil.
How much moisture:
Normal moisture or dryish stony.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Hardy. Lives for many years, if it is hard pruned every year.
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Cut back to a central framework of about 30 to 60 cm long in the early spring.
Remove dead flowers to make it flower again and to prevent it self sowing it’s seeds.
Size of plant:
Height 400 to 800 cm.
Spread 400 to 800 cm, although plants can grow under it’s vase shape.