Buddleja globosa is a medium sized semi-evergreen shrub that can grow to four meters. They have dark green leaves with glimpses of silver, typical of Buddleja leaves. When globosa blooms in Summer it has dense globose heads up to two centimetres wide, it will have masses of flowers, which have a sweet scent and are a striking bright orange colour. The stems are very vigourous and it is essential to restrict the size of the shrub, pruning around a third of the oldest and weakest stems from the base of the plant every year. This means the plant must work hard to get bigger, from the ground rather than where it had finished growing the previous year. All shrubs in the Royal Horticultural Societies Group two benefit from this, but Buddleja globosa will particularly, just like the very big Philadelphus' (Mock Orange). If you don't you will not fit it in neatly to a smaller space or garden. It is a fantastic plant and well worth having.
DFG rating: 9/10
RHS pruning group: 2
Leaves: Dark green, long and ovate.
Flowers: Orange globes in Spring.
Soil Ph: Lightly Acidic.