NAME: Orange Ball Tree
OTHER COMMON NAMES: Golden Ball Butterfly Bush / Round-Headed Buddleia / Orange (Ball) Butterfly Bush
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Buddleja Globosa
PLANT SEEDS: Outdoors after frost / Indoors weeks before last frost
PLANT HEIGHT: 12 - 15’
PLANT SPACING: 12 - 15’
BLOOM TIME: Mid Summer
HARDINESS ZONE: 7 - 11
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Sun
SOIL & WATER PREFERENCES: Average
QUANTITY: 10 Seeds
OTHER: The Orange Ball Tree is actually considered a large shrub, not a tree, and is a native of Chile. In Chile, it is called ‘Matico’ & is commonly grown by the natives for medicinal purposes. This lovely ornamental was brought to the UK in the 1700s where it has been popular ever since. This shrub has dark green leave that are fuzzy on their underside, and in warmer climates remain evergreen year-round. In cooler climates they are deciduous. The brightly colored, perfectly round flowers are very fragrant and have a wonderful honey scent which attracts bees, birds, & butterflies. When in bloom, the Orange Ball puts on quite a stunning display because of the huge number of flowers that grow in clusters gracing its branches. This Butterfly Bush is very tolerant of most soil conditions including clay, sand, chalk, & loam. It also tolerates coastal conditions such as high winds and salt, and many have said it can also grow in partial shade. These shrubs grow quickly, typically reaching their mature height in 10 years but it is not uncommon for them to grow more quickly. You can prune your Orange Ball Tree to encourage more new growth and heavier blooming, but it is not necessary. Many people are delighted to find out how easy these deliciously fragrant, brightly colored, rare beauties are to start from seed!
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Jul 21, 2019
Quick delivery to the UK , too early to say if the seeds are going to take but the surprise pack of wildflower seeds are already sprouting.
Jun 28, 2019
okay. well received these seeds
Mar 14, 2019
Fast shipping. Looking forward to these growing. Thank you.
Apr 21, 2018
Mar 10, 2018
seeds arrived promptly, thank you