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Bluebeard
Caryopteris x clandonensis
Flowers of the cultivar 'Blue Mist'
Size:
Size: small
Small

Medium

Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Environmental Damage


In zones 4 and 5, the plant will die back to the ground like a herbaceous perennial. This does not affect flowering as flowering will occur on new growth produced each year.
Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8 
Mature Height: 2-3 Feet
Mature Width: 2-3 Feet
Features: Clusters of small blue or blue-purple flowers from late summer into autumn; gray-green foliage; light brown seedheads can add mild interest in winter.
Culture: Full sun to light shade, drought tolerant.
Cultivars:
  • 'Blue Mist' - Powder blue flowers.
  • 'Dark Knight' - Purple-blue flowers.
  • 'Longwood Blue' - 4 feet tall with blue violet flowers.
Mature Form: Rounded
Native To: Of hybrid origin
Soil Conditions:
Soil condition: DryDry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Alkaline Soil
Tolerance: Dry SitesDry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Barrier
Use for: Border.Border
Use for: Foundation.Foundation
Hedge
Use for: Massing.Massing
Naturalizing
Screen
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Foliage Color: Green
Silver/White
 
Fall Foliage Color: Green
 
Additional Notes:

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