(syn. Buddleja globosa) Scrophulariaceae
Orange Butterfly Bush, Orange Ball Tree
- Broadleaf deciduous or semi-evergreen shrub, large, 10-15 ft (3-4.5 m) high, erect. Leaves opposite, simple, elliptical-ovate to lanceolate, 8-20 cm long, acuminate, blunt toothed margin, upper surface green and somewhat rugose, yellowish tomentose beneath. Flowers small, bright yellow-orange, fragrant, in 2 cm globose heads, usually in small terminal clusters. Blooms in early summer.
- Full sun, well-drained, moist soil. Flowers on previous season's wood, so prune after flowering.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 7 Native to the Andes of Chile, Peru, and Argentina.
- Buddleia: after the Rev. Adam Buddle (1660-1715); globosa: spherical, referring to the flower clusters.