Plant Base Online (beta)

botanical name:
Buddleja globosa
Buddleja globosa © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Orange Ball Tree, Matico
synonyms:  Buddleia globosa
family:  Buddlejaceae
characteristics: shrub, semi-evergreen, scented/aromatic
height: 5.00m
width: 5.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: orange
stem/bark: light brown
main season: June
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: alkaline
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 10
Large robust shrub with a loose growing habit. May be deciduous or semi-evergreen with lance-shaped, deeply veined dark green leaves, hairy underneath. Bright orange, ball like flowers in early summer, unfortunately not very long lasting.

Very tolerant of poor conditions. Best in well drained soil and full sun.

Can be pruned after flowering if required, but should not be be cut back as hard as some other Buddlejas.

From seed or by cuttings

Large shrub borders and landscape plantings.

Has been used medicinally for the treatment or wounds, burns and ulcers

other notes:
Native to temperate parts of South America from Peru to Patogonia


Pronounced: BUD-lee-uh glo-BOH-suh
Deeproot tree logo

You can also install Plant Base on your computer:

  • self contained application
  • more features
  • update and add records
  • larger and higher quality pictures
  • fast and efficient
  • always available, no connection needed
  • Windows, Mac and Android

details ...