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Caryopteris × clandonensis 'Longwood Blue' (Blue beard, blue-mist shrub)

Caryopteris × clandonensis 'Longwood Blue' Photo/Illustration: Jerry Pavia

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name:Caryopteris × clandonensis 'Longwood Blue' kare-ee-OP-ter-iss ex klan-don-EN-sis Common Name: Blue beard, blue-mist shrub Genus: Caryopteris

'Longwood Blue' is ideal for a mixed or shrub border. It's an attractive woody shrub up to 3 feet tall and 5 feet wide with silvery leaves and violet-blue flowers.. The flowers appear along the stems in late summer and early autumn.This plant is relatively drought tolerant and very heat tolerant. The shrub expands as branches that touch the ground form their own roots and may self-seed.


Care:

Grow in well-drained soil that is not overly rich. Trim back in spring to keep rounded clump form. Cut back to 3-inch stems in late winter to promote vigorous branching growth. May need to be hard pruned in spring in areas with severe winters.


Propagation:

 Separate rooted stems from parent plant and transplant in early spring. Root cuttings in late spring or early summer.


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Height 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Growth Habit Spreads
Growth Pace Moderate Grower
Light Full Sun Only;Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Dry to Medium;Medium Moisture
Maintenance Moderate
Tolerance Drought Tolerant
Characteristics Fragrant Foliage; Showy Flowers; Showy Foliage
Bloom Time Early Fall; Fall; Late Summer; Summer
Foliage Color Silver/Grey
Flower Color Blue Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Cottage Garden
Style Beds and Borders, Color, Cottage Garden, Summer Interest
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Shrubs

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