Blue is a much sought after color in the garden and Caryopteris ‘ Blur Mist’ lives up to its name.
Caryopteris x clandonensis is attractive to bees and birds when in flower.
Look for variegated forms such as Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘Summer Sorbet’ with wonderful green and gold foliage.
Caryopteris x clandonensis will reach around .7m – 1m depending on conditions, also known as ‘bluebeard’ and the ‘blue mist shrub ‘ with masses of lovely deep blue flowers in autumn.
Caryopteris are a drought tolerant low growing mound forming plant attractive to birds and butterfly’s. Caryopteris are also known as ‘Blue spirea’ or ‘Blue mist’.
Requires very little care other than cutting right back in late autumn or early spring.
A plant that is hardy in dry conditions they are low growing and best suited to USDA Zones 5-9
- Caryopteris x clandonensis or ‘Blue Beard’ or ‘Blue Mist’.
- Caryopteris clandonensis ‘Dark Knight’ with deep blue flowers.
- Caryopteris divaricata ‘Snow Fairy’ has creamy white flowers while
- Caryopteris ‘Sunshine Blue’ has nice blue flowers.
Where to buy
Caryopteris are offered for sale from the following nurseries
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