Caryopteris x clandonensis

Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘Heavenly Blue’

Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘Heavenly Blue’

Caryopteris x clandonensis

Bluebeard

Position: full sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Flowering period: August to September
Height: 1m
Foliage: deciduous
Hardiness: fully hardy

Caryopteris x clandonensis is grown for its eye-catching, deep blue flowers which appear in late summer and autumn. The toothed, grey-green, aromatic leaves contrast beautifully with the flowers. It is also great for attracting wildlife into the garden. Bees and butterflies love this shrub.

Caryopteris x clandonensis flowers best in a open, sunny position, in well-drained soil.

Varieties

Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘Heavenly Blue’

Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘Heavenly Blue’ is a popular variety with lavender-blue flowers. It will grow to about 1m tall.

Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘Dark Knight’

For bluish-purple flowers try Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘Dark Knight’. Expect a height of 0,75m and a spread of 1m.

Caryopteris 'Heavenly Blue'
Caryopteris x c. ‘Grand Blue’                 Caryopteris x c. ‘Heavenly Blue’

Pruning

Pruning Caryopteris x clandonensis (Bluebeard). The shrub needs hard pruning to stimulate lots of new growth on which flowers will appear in late summer. Cut back all of the previous year’s growth to 20cm above the woody framework in March.

Plant combination

Caryopteris x clandonensis  goes well with other late summer-flowering plants such as Rudbeckia, Persicaria, Hylotelephium and Japanese anemone

sedum spectabile Brilliant, Hylotelephium spectabile Brilliant
Sedum spectabile ‘Brillant’

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