Caryopteris – Sunshine Blue® II

Garden Height
24 - 36
24 - 36
24 - 36
Container Role
Flower Size
Flower Colors
Light Level
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Attracts: Bees

Dead-Heading Not Necessary

Drought Tolerant

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.

Heat Tolerant

Fall Interest

Foliage Interest

Maintenance Notes
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

Bloom Time

Flower Form Border Plant, Container, Edging Plant, Groundcover, Landscape, Mass Planting

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