Bluebeard (Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Longwood Blue') in the Bluebeards Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9a
Plant Height: 2-4 feet
Plant Spread: 2-4 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Ovate to lance-shaped, silvery-gray leaves (to 1.5" long).
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on new wood
Flower Color: Blue
Other: Sky blue, Violet-blue
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Not suitable for containers
Child plants: one child plant

4 year old plant.

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Posted by Skiekitty (Denver Metro - Zone 5a) on Apr 14, 2014 9:52 AM

A MASSIVE weed. This thing grows and grows and grows and grows. Can get to be over 4' tall and 6' around. Self-seeds, sends out runners. A borderline nuisance plant! However, VERY bee friendly, so if you want to attract bees to your yard, get these. Just don't plant them around a walkway. Tolerant of poor soil, tolerant of extreme sun, tolerant of flooding situations (3 weeks of rain last year). Very long taproot, but not deep. Sends the root off to the side rather than down. Flowers last for weeks, but not vase-friendly.

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