The Caryopteris is one of my favorite flowering shrubs. Ours continue to flourish in spite of a harsh winter or a dry summer. In the fall, I cut them way back and put them to sleep for the winter. In the spring and summer they begin growing again. By late summer, they are in full bloom, looking as beautiful as ever! If you don't like to bees buzzing around, then definitely don't consider caryoperis. Bees love the sweet nectar from the fluffy, showy, purple flowers.
Region: Upper Plains
This is a great fall bloomer. Beautiful blue flower up each stem. Mine is on the southeast corner of my house and is not so tall as to obstruct our view. It is quite drought tolerant once established. This plant has reseeded but not enough to be a problem. I just dig the seedlings out and give them to my garden friends.
beautiful late summer bloom, deer resistant, drought tolerant and makes a lovely hedgerow. Outstanding display at Longwood Gardens.
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