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Caryopteris x clandonensis

Common Name(s):
Blue mist shrub, Blue spirea, Bluebeard
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

Drought tolerant; excessive fertilizer will result in rank growth; flowers on new growth; attracts butterflies; this plant is seldom damaged by deer

Height:
2-3 ft.
Foliage:
Opposite, simple, dull blue-green leaves; 1-2 in. long; whitish below; no fall color; fragrant when crushed
Flower:
Bright blue flowers in late summer
Zones:
6 to 9
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun; well-drained, loose, loamy soil
Texture:
Medium to fine
Form:
Light, airy shrub; twiggy
Width:
2-3 ft.
Tags:
deciduous, deer resistant

NCCES plant id: 1459

Caryopteris x clandonensis Caryopteris x clandonensis flower and leaf detail
Photo by Andrey Zharkikh, CC BY - 2.0
Caryopteris x clandonensis Caryopteris x clandonensis in mixed planting
Photo by Patrick Standish, CC BY - 2.0