General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9a
Plant Height: 2 to 4 feet
Plant Spread: 2 to 4 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Deciduous
Fragrant
Other: Silvery-green
Fruit: Showy
Other: Clusters of tannish-white capsules
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
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
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Parentage: Caryopteris incana x Caryopteris mongholica

Image
Common names
  • West Clandon Bluebeard
  • Bluebeard

Photo Gallery
Photo by evermorelawnless
Location: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Location: Mentor on the Lake
Date: 2018-09-11
Location: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Photo by Anderwood

Date: 2014-08-16
Location: Mentor on the Lake
Date: 2018-09-11

Date: 2011-07-27
Credit Alexey Sergeev

photo credit: Alfred Osterloh
Location: MN zone 4b
Date: September 4

« Add a new plant to the database

» Search the Bluebeards Database: by characteristics or by cultivar name

« See the general plant entry for Bluebeards (Caryopteris)

« The Bluebeards Database Front Page

« The Plants Database Front Page

Today's site banner is by dormantsrule and is called "Spring"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.