The environmental benefits of buddleja are well documented. Named “the butterfly bush”, they are beautifully colourful specimens that attract a wide variety of wildlife because of their high sucrose nectar levels.
But, as some varieties can grow up to ten feet (three metres) high, they are not suitable for all outdoor spaces and many landscape designers are put off by their invasive nature – one Buddleja davidii, for example, is capable of producing three million seeds a year.
We at Boningale have come up with the ideal soloution for landscape architects and contractors who want to include the beauty of buddleja in their 2013 planting schemes – our exclusive Buddleja ‘Blue Chip’, the first true dwarf variety with sterile seeds.
This unique, low-maintenance variety is the perfect butterfly-attracting plant for borders, planters and green roofs.
It grows no taller or wider than 80cm, but its strong scent and lavender blue flowers that bloom from July to September ensure that butterflies, bees and other insects will keep coming to feast on its nectar.
But because the flower’s seeds are sterile, it is non-invasive and cannot spread like most other varieties of buddleja.
Sales Director Frank Sandford, has commented “because the Buddleja ‘Blue Chip’ could be sited in full sun or partial shade and is drought- and frost-tolerant, its the perfect choice for play areas, sensory gardens, and large commercial planting schemes.”
“Creating environmentally beneficial spaces with a variety of plant species are essential to any outdoor environment,”.
“But because ecologically informed planting design can also now boost the number of BREEAM credits awarded to a development, it is even more important for contractors and landscape architects to think carefully about their planting schemes.
“Our exclusive Buddleja ‘Blue Chip’ is already proving to be a popular choice with landscape architects and contractors, who are attracted because it’s non-invasive, dwarf but with all the benefits of a traditional Buddleja.”
For further information on Buddleja blue chip or other varieties contact Boningale on 01902 376500 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org