Blue Mist Caryopteris 'Bluebeard'

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Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Blue Mist'

Blue Mist Caryopteris, or Bluebeard, is a a dense, mound-forming, deciduous shrub of the verbena family. The leaves bear auxiliary and terminal cymes of powder-blue, aromatic flowers in late Summer and early Autumn. It is sometimes called the blue spirea.

Tolerates some drought. If necessary to control shape of growth, prune in the early spring. Blooms on new growth.

In a particularly cold winter, stems will die back to the ground, but plant will regenerate vigorously.                        

 * Deer Resistant *

Photos courtesy of Toms Creek Nursery in Denton, North Carolina

Ornamental Characteristics
Category Flowering Shrub
Foilage Type Deciduous
Height 2' - 4'
Spread 1' - 3'
Shape Mounding
Primary Foilage Color Green
Seasonal Foilage Color Sheds its leaves during the colder months
Flowering Season Summer - Autumn
Flower Color Bluish-purply Blue
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Preferences Full Sun
Water Preferences
Average: Ensure planting area provides adequate drainage
Cold Hardiness Zone 7