Orange Ball Tree
Also known as
Matico, Chilean Orange Ball Tree, Round-Headed Buddlea, Butterfly Bush, Orange-Ball-Tree, Orange Butterfly Bush
Buddleja araucana flower by Buddlejagarden (CC BY-SA 3.0)
20 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
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Orange Ball Tree Overview
Buddleja globosa is a large semi-evergreen or deciduous shrub that has lance-shaped, dark green leaves and dense heads of sweet-scented, bright orange-yellow flowers that appear in loose clusters at branch tips in early summer. It is a popular plant with gardeners and has earned an RHS Garden of Merit Award. It is also a great choice for encouraging a wide range of pollinating insects - including bees and butterflies - into your garden. Buddleia or Buddleja globosa is also known as the Orange Ball Tree. It has a rounded shape, is stiffly branched and, it can grow to 5m tall. It originates from South America. Happy growing in full sun or partial shade, it needs a sheltered spot and likes moist but well-drained soil best. It is hardy down to -15C so can be grown outdoors in most temperate climates. A versatile shrub, it is drought-resistant and suitable for low maintenance, cottage, and wildlife gardens. The Orange Ball Tree has earned an RHS Award of Garden Merit and is on the RHS list of 'Plants for Pollinators'.
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How to propagate Orange Ball Tree
Semi-hardwood cuttings during the summer or hardwood cuttings in Autumn/Winter.
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Other uses of Orange Ball Tree
Hedging, banks, specimen. Suitable for coastal conditions.
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