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Caryopteris x clandonensis

Description

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

Family Lamiaceae (formerly Verbenaceae)

Texture: Medium to fine

Form: Light, airy shrub; twiggy

Site: Sun; well-drained, loose, loamy soil

Quick ID Hints:

  • axillary inflorescence
  • flower has beard at base petal

Low, mounding, deciduous shrub, average size 2-3'.

Prefers loose, well-drained loamy soil and full sun. Should be cut back in late winter; blooms on new growth. 

Late season bloomer, very easy to transplant, pest and disease resistant.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#butterflies#deciduous#drought tolerant#shrub#blue flowers#easy to transplant#deer resistant#late bloom#pollinator plant#fantz
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#butterflies#deciduous#drought tolerant#shrub#blue flowers#easy to transplant#deer resistant#late bloom#pollinator plant#fantz
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Caryopteris
    Family:
    Lamiaceae
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Bright blue flowers in late summer. Axillary cymes on the uppermost leaves. Bright blue, base petal is elongated like a beard.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Opposite, simple, dull blue-green leaves; 1-2 in. long; whitish below; no fall color; fragrant when crushed. Ovate, half as wide, acute, entire or serrate, muted blue-green above and silvery and tomentose on underside. The pubescent petiole is 1/3" long.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    4 sided, grayish green, flat nodes, pubescent.
  • Landscape:
    Attracts:
    Butterflies