Buddleia globosa
Common name: 
Orange Butterfly Bush
Orange Ball Tree
Pronunciation: 
bud-LEE-a glo-BO-sah
Family: 
Scrophulariaceae
Genus: 
Synonyms: 
Buddleja globosa
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Broadleaf deciduous or semi-evergreen shrub, large, 10-15 ft (3-4.5 m) high, erect.  Leaves opposite, simple, elliptical-ovate to lanceolate, 8-20 cm long, acuminate, blunt toothed margin, upper surface green and somewhat rugose (wrinkled), yellowish tomentose beneath.  Flowers small, bright yellow-orange, fragrant, in 2 cm globose heads, usually in small terminal clusters.  Blooms in early summer.
  • Full sun, well-drained, moist soil.  Flowers on previous season's wood, so prune after flowering.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 7     Native to the Andes of Chile, Peru, and Argentina.
  • Buddleia: after the Rev. Adam Buddle (1660-1715);   globosa: spherical, referring to the flower clusters.
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    plant habit, flowering

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    plant habit, flowering

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    flowering branches

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    flower clusters

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    leaves