Planted this mid-Sept 2016 to replace some overgrown azaleas. Given the (low) quality of the soil and the somewhat rushed planting job, I figured this might not last the winter. I may have gotten lucky with the relatively mild winter, but this plant is looking great so far! I'm looking forward to flowers later in the summer. I trimmed the branches about 2" this spring...I waited until just after it was clear where the new growth was occurring and that seems to have been a great strategy.
Petit Bleu™ Bluebeard Caryopteris x clandonensis
- Hardy Zones
- 5 - 11
- Mature Size
- 24 - 30 Inches
Rich blue flowers late summer through fall contrast with the glossy green foliage. Attracts butterflies. Deer resistant. Drought resistant once established.
Compact Caryopteris for landscape use. Perfect for perennial beds or fall plantings. Unusual blue flowers contrast nicely with many popular fall flowers.
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.
- EricNew JerseyUnited States2 days ago
Petit Bleu made it through the first winter, 2012-13, very small the following summer despite some extra attention. Didn't make it through the next winter. Would have loved to see it grow to full capacity. Maybe I'll try it again. It was a tough winter in Westfield this past year.Constance FilleyWestfieldMassachusettsUnited States3 years ago
Beautiful right now and yes covered with bees all day long this is it's first year but I really like it it is doing well.SueCourtenayBritish ColumbiaCanada3 years ago
I planted this in my garden in Southern California (coastal). 6 months later In April, I dug it up & potted it to transport to my new home in Central WA. state. It has not stopped flowering & I love it!DarlaWashingtonUnited States5 years ago
- Russell StudebakerIllinoisUnited States5 years ago
- Mary Beth BeemanIllinoisUnited States5 years ago
Blooms through-out the summer. Butterflies/bees love it. Have also seen some hummingbirds. Soft weeping branches similar to spirea. Beatiful foliage. Grows well with little to no care!TrishOhioUnited States5 years ago
This is the first year in the ground for this shrub. I grew it in its nursery plant in 2007, after purchasing it in bloom. It is blooming now 8/8/08Patti MillisonVirginiaUnited States5 years ago
I love it. Has to be cut back in teh Spring and slow coming out but once it is - it is beautifulSharonOntarioCanada5 years ago
I chose this plant at the nursery because of its stunning color and numbers of blooms. I had seen caryopteris on P. Allen Smith's show. When I arrived home and put my glasses on to read the tag, I was delightfully surprised to discover that I now own one.Pam GardenVirginiaUnited States5 years ago