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Caryopteris incana 'Jason'

Sunshine Blue Caryopteris

Bluebeard

Comments

Light, airy shrub with purple-blue flowers held over gold leaves; foliage has fuzzy undersides and is fragrant when crushed; a true butterfly magnet for the garden

Description

Light, airy shrub with purple-blue flowers held over gold leaves; foliage has fuzzy undersides and is fragrant when crushed; a true butterfly magnet for the garden

Landscape Attributes

Sunshine Blue Caryopteris is an open multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting birds and butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Sunshine Blue Caryopteris is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;Border Edging;General Garden Use;Groundcover;Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Sunshine Blue Caryopteris will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

Light Requirement:

full sun

full sun

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

5b

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

3 feet

4 feet

Deer Resistant:

true

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