CARYOPTERIS

Commonly known as Blue beard, Blue spiraea

Genus of 6 species of aromatic, deciduous shrubs and perennials from various habitats in the Himalayas and mountains of eastern Asia.

The very popular clandonensis cultivars originated in the garden of Arthur Simmonds at Clandon, Surrey, as the result of an accidental cross.

Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
  • Dwarf shrub
    Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant - nectar and pollen for insects. Prune back hard in spring.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
    Scented foliage
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Butterfly friendly
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Caryopteris - Care Guide

Buy Varieties of CARYOPTERIS

CARYOPTERIS x clandonensis 'Heavenly Blue'

CARYOPTERIS x clandonensis 'Heavenly Blue'

Blue beard, Blue spiraea

deepest blue

 
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CARYOPTERIS x clandonensis 'Kew Blue'

CARYOPTERIS x clandonensis 'Kew Blue'

Blue beard, Blue spiraea

strong blue

 
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CARYOPTERIS x clandonensis 'Stephi'

CARYOPTERIS x clandonensis 'Stephi'

Blue beard, Blue spiraea

compact habit and fragrant lilac-pink flowers from midsummer to early autumn

 
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CARYOPTERIS x clandonensis 'Worcester Gold'

CARYOPTERIS x clandonensis 'Worcester Gold'

Blue beard, Blue spiraea

golden foliage and bright blue flowers

 
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CARYOPTERIS divaricata 'Blue Butterflies'

CARYOPTERIS divaricata 'Blue Butterflies'

Blue beard, Blue spiraea

vigorous new variety with large blue flowers

 
individually £13.50 each , 3+ £10.00 each 
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Available late spring to early summer 2024 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
CARYOPTERIS incana 'Sunshine Blue'

CARYOPTERIS incana 'Sunshine Blue'

Blue beard, Blue spiraea

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

 
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Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Grow Your Own
AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Tomatoes
AFTER PLANT TOMATO FEED Liquid Concentrate with Bio stimulant is a high potash liquid concentrate containing seaweed extract, plant derived amino acids and other nutrients specifically formulated to benefit tomatoes and greenhouse plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

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