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Similar but less problematic plants:
Buddleja davidii Buddleia davidii
Buddleja globosa is often confused with:
Buddleja x weyeriana Buddleja x weyeriana
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Tilia americana Tilia americana
Buddleja x weyeriana Buddleja x weyeriana
Lantana camara Lantana camara flower

Chilean Orange Ball Tree Buddleja globosa

Phonetic Spelling
bud-LAY-yah glow-BOH-sah
Description

Orange Butterfly Bush is a woody perennial flowering plant in the figwort family that typically grows 10'-15' but has been known to grow taller under some conditions.  It is native to South America where it grows in both dry and moist forests.  In the landscape, it prefers to be planted in the full sun in loamy, moist, fertile, well-drained soil. It has an open gaunt habit but becomes dense as it ages. Its striking orange flowers appear on the previous season's growth and the nectar attracts butterflies.  This plant is drought-tolerant and seldom damaged by deer.  To maintain an attractive shape prune it after flowering.

 

 

 

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Cally Orange'
  • 'Cannington Gold'
  • 'Lemon Ball'
    Yellow flowers
  • 'Los Lagos'
'Cally Orange', 'Cannington Gold', 'Lemon Ball', 'Los Lagos'
Tags:
#evergreen#sun#deciduous#yellow#full sun#fragrant flowers#drought tolerant#orange#shrub#wildlife plant#yellow flowers#nectar plant#orange flowers#low maintenance#large shrub#summer flowers#deer resistant#pollinator plant#early summer flowers#butterfly friendly#nectar plant early summer
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Cally Orange'
  • 'Cannington Gold'
  • 'Lemon Ball'
    Yellow flowers
  • 'Los Lagos'
'Cally Orange', 'Cannington Gold', 'Lemon Ball', 'Los Lagos'
Tags:
#evergreen#sun#deciduous#yellow#full sun#fragrant flowers#drought tolerant#orange#shrub#wildlife plant#yellow flowers#nectar plant#orange flowers#low maintenance#large shrub#summer flowers#deer resistant#pollinator plant#early summer flowers#butterfly friendly#nectar plant early summer
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Buddleja
    Species:
    globosa
    Family:
    Scrophulariaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Chile to S. Argentina
    Wildlife Value:
    Flowers attract butterflies and other pollinating insects.
    Play Value:
    Wildlife Food Source
    Dimensions:
    Height: 10 ft. 0 in. - 15 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 8 ft. 0 in. - 12 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Semi-evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Open
    Rounded
    Spreading
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Coarse
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    6-feet-12 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a, 10b, 10a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Cream/Tan
    Gold/Yellow
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Yellow tan capsules in spherical clusters.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Bright yellow to orange flowers in spherical clusters of 50 flowers at the tips of branches. Flowers have four sepals and four petals fused at the base. The diameter of the inflorescence is 2.5 cm. Flowers have a honey-like fragrance and appear in early summer.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Semi-evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Leathery
    Soft
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Lanceolate
    Leaf Margin:
    Crenate
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Opposite simple, lanceolate to elliptical, with accuminate tipoo and create margin and a short petiole. Lustrous, dark green leaves that are 3-8 in. long, wrinkled, and have a light brown pubescence below.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Light Gray
    Surface/Attachment:
    Fissured
    Bark Description:
    Gray fissured bark
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Cross Section:
    Angular
    Stem Description:
    Subquadrangular
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Patio
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Cottage Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought