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Petit Bleu Bluebeard
Caryopteris x clandonensis

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

Features

Rich blue flowers late summer through fall contrast with the glossy green foliage. Attracts butterflies. Deer resistant. Drought resistant once established.

Fall Interest
Drought Tolerant
Attracts: 
Butterflies
Resists: 
Deer

Characteristics

Duration: 
Shrub
Shrub Type: 
Deciduous
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
24 - 30 Inches
Spacing: 
36 - 48 Inches
Spread: 
24 - 36 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Blue
Flower Colors: 
Purple
Flower Shade: 
Blue-Purple
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Dark Green
Habit: 
Mounded
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Blooms On: 
New Wood
Bloom Time: 
Late Summer through Fall
Hardiness Zones: 
5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
Water Category: 
Average
Needs Good Drainage
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses Notes: 

Compact Caryopteris for landscape use. Perfect for perennial beds or fall plantings. Unusual blue flowers contrast nicely with many popular fall flowers.

Maintenance Notes: 

Prefers well-drained, loose soil. Does not like to be oversaturated - good drainage is required. Prune in spring down to where new growth is sprouting. In Northern states, this plant will die back to the ground though roots are hardy. In the South, cut back if needed. Trim to shape in late winter/early spring. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. Follow the label for recommended rates of application.

The best Caryopteris we've seen, with tight, compact growth, excellent branchingand dark, green glossy foliage.
Deep blue flowers are richer than other Caryopteris varieties, and will attract butterflies to late summer gardens.
Enjoy the rare blue color from late summer to fall. Perfect for use in the mixed border or perennial beds. May also be planted as part of a wildlife garden.

Petit Bleu Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Minbleu' USPP 14,674, Can 2,317

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