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Blue Mist Shrub Caryopteris x clandonensis

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Description

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

 

Texture: Medium to fine

Form: Light, airy shrub; twiggy

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

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#butterflies#deciduous#drought tolerant#blue flowers#deer resistant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#butterflies#deciduous#drought tolerant#blue flowers#deer resistant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Caryopteris
    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 Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Bright blue flowers in late summer
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    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
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Attracts:
    Butterflies