Caryopteris x clandonensis Longwood Blue

Bluebeard, Blue Mist Spirea

Type: Shrubs
Height: Medium 3' (Plant 4' apart)
Bloom Time: Summer to Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 5-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy
Flower / Accent: Blue / Silver
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
Longwood Blue has sky blue flowers atop silver foliage for a striking combination. Blue mist shrub is aptly named as it is covered in a cloud of blue from mid to late summer. The slight arching habit makes it fit beautifully into the perennial border. It is a well-behaved garden plant.

Features to Note:

  • Deer Resistant
  • OK in Containers
  • Fragrant
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • For a Sunny Spot
  • Web Only

Caryopteris General Information:

Caryopteris are covered with clusters of delicate blue flowers from late summer until frost. Low arching habit and soft gray foliage are a perfect complement in the perennial border. Provides hard to find midsummer color.

Caryopteris Plant Care:

Blooms on current season's growth, so prune hard in early spring after leaves appear to remove dead growth and encourage blooms. May self sow lightly. Rooted stems may be separated from parent and transplanted in spring. Attractive to butterflies and works well in containers. Avoid wet soils.

$11.95 ea.
(3+) $11.50 ea.
Spring 2015
Plant Code: CALO