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Butterfly bush..a closer look


By Treeman

Butterfly bush..a closer look (Buddleja globosa (Orange ball tree))

The wee butterflies were not as clear as I had hoped on the last pic, so here is a close up!

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Yes, the butterflies are more easy to see on this pic.
Wonderful :o)

24 Dec, 2009


Ah...lovely.....reminds me of summer...!

24 Dec, 2009


Globosa? lovely.

30 Dec, 2009


First time ive seen so many peacock butterflies on one butterfly bush.
Very nice piccy tho

14 Jan, 2010


What name is this one

14 Jan, 2010


Hijuju, the butterflies in the pic are principally Red Admiral. We did have some peacock butterflies. I'll find a pic and post it for you. Sixpence, I think you're right Buddleia Globosa. Does really well from cuttings. This one was dug out of a chums garden to make way for their conservatory ;o)

14 Jan, 2010


Thank you

14 Jan, 2010


I have a globosa in my garden which this year has decided to flower as a normal buddleia shape and not the globosa ball. I notice that yours has some flowers like this too - can you tell me if yours always flowers like this now or does it revert to the ball shape ?Thanks a lot.
PS. I love mine because it brings some colour into the garden right into November !

19 Oct, 2010


Mariek, now there's a good question. Possibly we should turn from B. Globosa and look instead at 'Buddleia x weyeriana 'Honeycomb' '. Other specimens of B. Globosa in the garden have much more distinct spheres of yellowness, whereas the B. weyeriana pictured has the more recognisable Buddleia raceme. I had always just assumed that this one was Globosa. Another nursery labelling cock-up. But you're quite right, Globosa or no, it is a beautiful shrub for the garden.

19 Oct, 2010

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