Orange Ball Tree (Buddleia globosa)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Orange Ball Tree
Buddleia globosa
Buddleiaceae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    One report says that it is cultivated as a medicinal plant in S. America but gives no more details[184].

  • Edible Use

    None known

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – cold stratify for 4 weeks at 4¡c[138] and surface sow the seed in February/March in a greenhouse[78, 113]. Germination usually takes place within 3 – 4 weeks at 21¡c[138]. 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[78]. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame[11, 113]. Use short side-shoots[78]. Very high percentage[113]. Cuttings of mature wood of the current season’s growth, 15 – 20cm long, October/November in a frame[200].
Requires a sunny position[11, 182]. Prefers a rich loamy well-drained soil[11, 200]. Very tolerant of alkaline soils[200]. Grows well by the sea, tolerating maritime exposure[184, 200]. Plants are hardy to about -15¡c if they are sheltered from cold winds[184, 200]. They resprout freely from the base if cut back by cold weather[200] and are deciduous in cold winters[188]. Plants flower on the previous year’s growth[200]. The flowers scent the air for a considerable distance with their sweet honey-like fragrance[245].
S. America – Argentina, Chile, Peru.

Become ungovernable, break the chains of the matrix; grow and forage your own food and medicine.

*None of the information on this website qualifies as professional medical advice. Take only what resonates with your heart and use your own personal responsibility for what’s best for you. For more information [brackets] [000], see bibliography.