West Clandon Bluebeard (Caryopteris x clandonensis Summer Sorbet®) in the Bluebeards Database

Trade name information:
Trade Name: Summer Sorbet®
Cultivar name: 'Dyraisey'
Common names:
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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)
Plant Height: 2-3 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Green leaves with gold edging.
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on new wood
Other: Blooms on current season's growth and may need to be hard pruned in spring in areas with severe winters.
Flower Color: Blue
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Other: Patented, PP15935
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Parentage: Sport of: Kew Blue

Love the bright variegation on this shrub!

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Posted by Skiekitty (Denver Metro - Zone 5a) on Apr 14, 2014 10:47 AM

A very tidy plant, which doesn't seem to want to get any bigger than 2'x2'. Does not send out suckers or runners, nor does it seem to self-seed. Tolerates high temperatures & poor soil nicely. Xeric. Does just fine in zone 5 winters w/no protection.

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Summer Sorbet Caryopteris by lovemyhouse Mar 31, 2012 3:37 PM 1

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