Buddleja globosa

Have you discovered this South-American buddleja species yet? The buddleja globosa is also called the orange-ball tree or orange butterfly bush. The nectar of the shrub’s flowers is very attractive to bees, butterflies and other pollinators. If you want to increase the biodiversity in your area, planting a Buddleja globosa is a fantastic idea. This large shrub is a family member of Scrophulariaceae and can grow up to 2 to 5 metres. The orange flower balls appear in summer and make fantastic scenery. Order Buddleja globosa from Garden Beauty's webshop and we ship nationwide.

What is buddleja globosa

Instead of the long flower spikes found on most buddleias, this species has sweet0scented orange balls about 15mm in diameter. Buddleja globosa is a woody perennial that produces fabulous orange flowers. Use this shrub for landscaping or as a shrub in the garden. Buddleja globosa prefers to be planted in full sun in loamy, moist, fertile, well-drained soil. The striking orange flowers appear on the previous season’s growth. This plant is very drought-tolerant and can therefore be used in a south-facing garden.

When to prune buddleja globosa

Buddleja globosa flowers early summer on shoots from the previous season. So, pruning must be done right after it has finished flowering. Pruning right after flowering gives the shrubs time for new growth to develop. Don’t wait until the summer is over, or you may be too late, and you will not get flowers the following year. Cut back up to 20% of old stems to base level. This way, your Buddleja globosa will again produce flowers next year.

How to take buddleja globosa cuttings

It’s very easy to take Buddleja globosa cuttings. Please follow this step-by-step guide to take buddleja globosa cuttings.

  • Take branch tip cutting in spring or summer.
  • Make cuttings at least 7.5cm long and remove the bottommost leaves.
  • Dip the end in rooting hormone and then stick the cutting into moist, potting soil.
  • Place in a shady but well0lit area and keep it warm and moist.
  • Within a few weeks, you will notice small root growth.
  • Transplant it into a larger pot with potting soil and move it outside in spring.

Buddleja globosa soil

Buddleja globosa is undemanding of soil type. This species grows in both loamy, sandy, chalky or clay soil. Nor well-drained or moist soil are excellent to make this shrub thrive. The pH can range from alkaline to acid.

Why plant buddleja globosa

If you want to add a shrub to your garden that attracts bees, butterflies and other pollinators, Buddleja globosa is the one for you. This shrub is evergreen, shows beautiful foliage all year and flowers from June to July. If you have a sunny garden, definitely consider planting Buddleja globosa. Please note that this shrub can grow up to 5 metres high and 5metres wide, so it needs its space.

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