Caryopteris – Beyond Midnight®

Garden Height
24 - 30
Spacing
24 - 36
Spread
24 - 30
Habit
Mounded
Container Role
Thriller
Flower Size
Short
Flower Colors
Blue
Light Level
Sun
Proven Winners

Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds

Resists: Deer

Dead-Heading Not Necessary

Drought Tolerant

Fun Facts

Caryopteris is also known as bluebeard or blue mist spirea - but it's not a spirea at all. In fact, they're not even remotely related.

Heat Tolerant

Long Blooming

Fall Interest

Maintenance Notes
Caryopteris demands a sunny spot and very well-drained soil. Wet soils, particularly those that remain soggy during periods of cold weather, will cause root rot. For this reason, we recommend early season planting of caryopteris in zones 5 and 6. Caryopteris should be cut back every spring to ensure sturdy, dense growth. You may give it a light trim in late autumn, once it has gone dormant, to remove the old flowers and eliminate possible seed spread. However, do not cut into any thick, woody stems until new growth begins to emerge in spring. Then, cut the whole plant back to just above where large, healthy buds are emerging.

Needs Good Drainage

Uses Notes Mixed borders; perennial gardens

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Low

Blooms On New Wood

Bloom Time

Flower Form Border Plant, Landscape, Mass Planting