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Lil Miss Sunshine Bluebeard Caryopteris x clandonensis

  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Fall
  • Mature Size
    • 24 - 30 Inches
Programs
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
Lil Miss Sunshine Bluebeard Caryopteris x clandonensis
Sun 24 - 30

Features

Sunny yellow leaves contrast with the deep amethyst blue flowers in late summer. Season long color. Compact. Deer resistant.

Fall Interest
Drought Tolerant
Attracts: 
Butterflies
Resists: 
Deer

Characteristics

Duration: 
Shrub
Shrub Type: 
Deciduous
Height Category: 
Tall
Garden Height: 
24 - 30 Inches
Spacing: 
32 - 36 Inches
Spread: 
24 - 30 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Blue
Flower Colors: 
Purple
Flower Shade: 
Blue-Purple
Foliage Colors: 
Yellow
Foliage Shade: 
Yellow
Habit: 
Mounded
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Blooms On: 
New Wood
Bloom Time: 
Late Summer
Hardiness Zones: 
5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Water Category: 
Average
Needs Good Drainage
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses Notes: 

This compact plant is good for smaller landscapes and beds. Excellent as part of the mixed border or in the perennial bed, it adds a shot of bold color to the late summer garden.

Maintenance Notes: 

This plant requires very little care. Prune to shape in spring, pruning down to where the new growth is sprouting. In Northern areas it may die completely to the ground. Tip die back is common after cold winters. The plant blooms on the current season's growth so will flower even if cut to the ground in spring. It does require well drained soil. Fertilize with a controlled release fertilizer in spring.

This cross between Petit Bleu and Sunshine Blue delivers shiny yellow foliage all summer long, and has a neat, compact habit. Abundant blue flowers appear in late summer.

 

Lil Miss Sunshine Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Janice' USPP 22,160

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