Caryopteris – Sunshine Blue® II
Dead-Heading Not Necessary
Fun Facts Caryopteris is sometimes called "blue mist spirea," even though it is not remotely related to spirea. To be sure you get the right plant, ask your garden center for Caryopteris or bluebeard.
Plant bluebeard in full sun and well-drained soil. Though Sunshine Blue II tolerates colder conditions than other caryopteris, it will do best if you avoid planting it in spots where the soil is cold or wet in winter and early spring. Cut back hard in spring, after the new growth emerges. Avoid late season planting in coldest parts of its hardiness range.
Needs Good Drainage
Maintenance Category Easy
Water Category Low
Blooms On New Wood
Flower Form Border Plant, Container, Edging Plant, Groundcover, Landscape, Mass Planting