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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
orange ball tree Chilean orange ball tree
Buddleja can be evergreen or deciduous shrubs, occasionally trees or scrambling climbers with simple leaves and panicles of small, tubular fragrant flowers
B. globosa is a large semi-evergreen or deciduous shrub to 5m, with dark green leaves and dense globose heads 2cm across of sweet-scented bright orange-yellow flowers in loose clusters at branch tips in early summer
Andean Chile, Peru, Argentina
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or East-facing or West-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAlkaline, Neutral, Acid
Time to ultimate height
Buddleja perform best when grown in a sunny, well-drained situation
Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings.
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance Drought Resistant
Cottage & Informal Garden Wildlife Gardens Coastal
Pruning Pruning group 2
Pests Can get capsid bug, caterpillars, leaf and bud eelworms, aphids and glasshouse red spider mite
May suffer from a virus
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