Bluebeard Petit Bleu™
Caryopteris x clandonensis
Flowers in late summer through autumn, attracts butterflies. Resistant to deer browsing. Drought resistant once established.
Prefers well-drained, loose soil. Does not like to be oversaturated. Prefers medium moisture. Prune in late fall or early spring. In Northern states, this plant will dieback to the ground though roots are hardy. In the South, cut back if needed. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. Follow the label for recommended rates of application. Deciduous shrub, dieback in Northern states is likely. Hardy to -20^F.
The best Caryopteris weve seen! Tight, compact growth with excellent branching. Dark green glossy foliage. Deep blue flowers are richer than other Caryopteris varieties, and will attract butterflies to the late summer garden. Enjoy the rare blue color from late summer to fall. Perfect for use in the mixed border or perennial beds. May also be planted as part of a wildlife garden. Compact Caryopteris for landscape use. Perfect for perennial beds or fall plantings. Unusual blue flowers contrast nicely with many popular fall flowers.
This plant is available at your local garden center.