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CARYOPTERIS incana 'Sunshine Blue'

Commonly known as Blue beard, Blue spiraea



Bright yellow leaves giving good colour all summer. Dark blue flowers

  • Deciduous - ovate leaves to 7cm (3in) long, sharply toothed at the margins, bright yellow in late spring toning down to greener yellow in late summer
  • Blue
  • Height - 1.2m (4ft)
  • Spread - 1.5m (5ft)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - dense, mound-forming shrub. Produces flowers, 7-8mm (¼in) across in rounded cymes in the upper leaf axils
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Against a wall - benefits from the warmth of a sheltered wall
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Good to know - syn. C. incana 'Jason'
  • Pests & Diseases - capsid bugs
  • Place of origin - garden origin. UK. Peter Chapman. Introduced by Notcutts Nurseries c. 2002
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Is Scented Plant - Scented foliage - aromatic foliage
  • Soil Conditions - Medium to light, fertile, well drained soil - moderately fertile
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly
  • Butterfly friendly
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1.2m (4ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.5m (5ft)
 

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