AWARD

CARYOPTERIS x clandonensis 'Worcester Gold'

Commonly known as Blue beard, Blue spiraea

Golden foliage and bright blue flowers
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Ovate-lance-shaped, slightly toothed leaves to 5cm (2in) long.
  • Blue
    Lavender-blue.
  • Height
    1m (39in)
  • Spread
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Mound-forming. Produces flowers in axillary or terminal cymes to 1cm (½in) across in late summer, early autumn
  • 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 warm wall. Needs full sun for best leaf colour.

CARYOPTERIS x clandonensis 'Worcester Gold'

 
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  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant - insects, butterflies.
    Pests & Diseases
    Capsid bugs.
    Place of origin
    Garden origin. UK. late 1970s. St John's Nurseries, Worcester.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Serrulate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate
    (see photos above)
    Ovate
    (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
1m (39in)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.5m (5ft)
 

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