CARYOPTERIS x clandonensis 'Stephi'

Commonly known as Blue beard, Blue spiraea

Compact habit and fragrant lilac-pink flowers from midsummer to early autumn
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Grey-green leaves to 5cm (2in) long
  • Shades of pink
    All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
    Lilac pink
  • Height
    75cm (30in)
  • Spread
    90cm (36in)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Mound-forming. Produces flowers in axillary or terminal cymes to 1cm (½in) across
  • 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)
  • Full sun
    In colder climates grow against a warm wall

CARYOPTERIS x clandonensis 'Stephi'

 
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  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Recent introduction. Wildlife plant - bees, butterflies and other insects
    Pests & Diseases
    Capsid bugs
    Place of origin
    Garden origin. UK. Peter Catt, Liss Forest Nurseries, Hants.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Serrulate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate
    (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
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Medium to light, fertile, well drained soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Butterfly friendly
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Caryopteris - Care Guide
75cm (30in)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  90cm (36in)
 

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