CARYOPTERIS incana 'Sunshine Blue'

Commonly known as Blue beard, Blue spiraea

Bright yellow leaves giving good colour all summer. Dark blue flowers
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    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

CARYOPTERIS incana 'Sunshine Blue'

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  • 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
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 4
    Suitable for: Deciduous trees and shrubs that flower on current year's growth or are grown for winter stem effect.
    Pruning: Hard prune to a low permanent framework.
    When: Annually in early Spring.

    RHS group 5, 6 & 7
  • Scented Plants
    Scented foliage
    Aromatic foliage
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    Medium to light, fertile, well drained soil
    Moderately fertile
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Butterfly friendly
Caryopteris - Care Guide
1.2m (4ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.5m (5ft)

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