Caryopteris x clandonensis
Part of our Spring Magic Collection.
The attractive aromatic foliage is a lovely backdrop for the clouds of fluffy blue flowers in summer, attracting bees to your garden.
Month Available: February
Evergreen / Deciduous: Deciduous
Flower Colour: Blue
Suitable For Wildlife: Bees
Soil Type: Well-drained
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Season of Interest: Summer
Flower/Foliage/Berries: Flowers, Foliage
Plant Type: Shrub
Main Attribute: Summer flowering.
Height / Spread: 1m x 1m (3ft 3in x 3ft 3in)
I have this planted as part of a mixed border as it adds structure to my garden.
Where to Plant: Borders
Pests and Diseases: Capsid Bugs, Mealy Bugs.
Plant Care: In March, prune back stems that had flowers on them to form a neat shrub.
Care and Time: Medium - spring
Benefits: Attractive to bees, aromatic foliage, floriferous, good structure for the garden, true blue flowers.
History: Caryopteris have a wonderful lavender scent to the foliage which is often neglected as a benefit of this plant.