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Edible uses

There are no edible uses listed for Buddleia globosa.

Material uses

There are no material uses listed for Buddleia globosa.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

One report says that it is cultivated as a medicinal plant in S. America but gives no more details[1].

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Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

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Seed - cold stratify for 4 weeks at 4°c[2] and surface sow the seed in February/March in a greenhouse[3][4]. Germination usually takes place within 3 - 4 weeks at 21°c[2]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter, planting them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Seedlings are inclined to damp off and so should be watered with care and kept well-ventilated[3].

Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame[5][4]. Use short side-shoots[3]. Very high percentage[4].

Cuttings of mature wood of the current season's growth, 15 - 20cm long, October/November in a frame[6].

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Requires a sunny position[5][7]. Prefers a rich loamy well-drained soil[5][6]. Very tolerant of alkaline soils[6]. Grows well by the sea, tolerating maritime exposure[1][6].

Plants are hardy to about -15°c if they are sheltered from cold winds[1][6]. They resprout freely from the base if cut back by cold weather[6] and are deciduous in cold winters[8].

Plants flower on the previous year's growth[6]. The flowers scent the air for a considerable distance with their sweet honey-like fragrance[9].


Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

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Polycultures & Guilds

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Full Data

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Binomial name
Buddleia globosa
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Hardiness Zone
Heat Zone
full sun
no shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
  • Strong wind
  • Maritime exposure
Native Climate Zones
None listed.
Adapted Climate Zones
None listed.
Native Geographical Range
None listed.
Native Environment
None listed.
Ecosystem Niche
None listed.
Root Zone Tendancy
None listed.
Deciduous or Evergreen
Herbaceous or Woody
Life Cycle
Growth Rate
Mature Size
5 x 5 meters
Flower Colour
Flower Type


  1. ? Phillips. R. & Rix. M. Shrubs. Pan Books ISBN 0-330-30258-2 (1989-00-00)
  2. ? 2.02.1 Bird. R. (Editor) Growing from Seed. Volume 3. Thompson and Morgan. (1989-00-00)
  3. ? Sheat. W. G. Propagation of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers. MacMillan and Co (1948-00-00)
  4. ? Dirr. M. A. and Heuser. M. W. The Reference Manual of Woody Plant Propagation. Athens Ga. Varsity Press ISBN 0942375009 (1987-00-00)
  5. ? Bean. W. Trees and Shrubs Hardy in Great Britain. Vol 1 - 4 and Supplement. Murray (1981-00-00)
  6. ? Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
  7. ? Thomas. G. S. Ornamental Shrubs, Climbers and Bamboos. Murray ISBN 0-7195-5043-2 (1992-00-00)
  8. ? Brickell. C. The RHS Gardener's Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd. ISBN 0-86318-386-7 (1990-00-00)
  9. ? Genders. R. Scented Flora of the World. Robert Hale. London. ISBN 0-7090-5440-8 (1994-00-00)

Facts about "Buddleia globosa"RDF feed
Article is incompleteYes +
Article requires citationsNo +
Article requires cleanupYes +
Belongs to familyBuddleiaceae +
Belongs to genusBuddleia +
Has binomial nameBuddleia globosa +
Has common nameOrange Ball Tree +
Has drought toleranceIntolerant +
Has environmental toleranceMaritime exposure + and High wind +
Has fertility typeBees + and Lepidoptera +
Has flowers of typeMonoecious +
Has hardiness zone7 +
Has lifecycle typePerennial +
Has mature height5 +
Has mature width5 +
Has medicinal partUnknown part +
Has medicinal useMiscellany +
Has search namebuddleia globosa + and orange ball tree +
Has shade toleranceNo shade +
Has soil ph preferenceAcid +, Neutral + and Alkaline +
Has soil texture preferenceSandy +, Loamy + and Clay +
Has soil water retention preferenceWell drained +
Has sun preferenceFull sun +
Has taxonomic rankSpecies +
Has taxonomy nameBuddleia globosa +
Has water requirementsmoderate +
Is deciduous or evergreenEvergreen +
Is herbaceous or woodyWoody +
Is taxonomy typeSpecies +
PFAF cultivation notes migratedNo +
PFAF edible use notes migratedYes +
PFAF material use notes migratedYes +
PFAF medicinal use notes migratedNo +
PFAF propagation notes migratedNo +
PFAF toxicity notes migratedYes +
Tolerates maritime exposureYes +
Tolerates nutritionally poor soilNo +
Tolerates windYes +
Uses mature size measurement unitMeters +
Has subobjectThis property is a special property in this wiki.Buddleia globosa +