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Caryopteris divaricata ‘Snow Fairy’ (Bluebeard)

Bluebeard 'Snow Fairy', Snow Fairy Bluebeard

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Noted for its striking variegated foliage, Caryopteris divaricata ‘Snow Fairy’ is a compact, bushy deciduous shrub with small lavender-blue flowers in late summer through early fall. They are attractive to butterflies, bees and other beneficial insects. They contrast nicely with the aromatic green leaves adorned with creamy-white edges. The ovate leaves keep their coloration and remain fresh-looking all summer long. Valued for its late season blossoms when few other shrubs are in bloom, this easy care shrub is a superb addition to any sunny garden. Perfect for small gardens or containers.

  • Grows up to 24-36 in. tall and wide (60-90 cm).
  • A full sun lover, this plant is easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Drought tolerant once established. Intolerant of wet, poorly-drained soils.
  • Perfect choice for perennial borders, shrub borders, butterfly gardens.
  • Attracts butterflies, bees and other beneficial insects but is deer and rabbit resistant.
  • Virtually pest free. Watch for capsid bug
  • Very little maintenance is needed. Cut hard back in spring to ensure good branch structure.

Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 2, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Lamiaceae
Genus Caryopteris
Common names Bluebeard, Blue Beard
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spacing 30" - 36"
(80cm - 90cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Small Gardens, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Coastal Garden, City and Courtyard
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Caryopteris x clandonensis Sapphire Surf™ (Bluebeard)
Caryopteris x clandonensis Beyond Midnight® (Bluebeard)
Caryopteris incana ‘Jason’ Sunshine Blue® (Bluebeard)
Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘Janice’ Lil’ Miss Sunshine® (Bluebeard)
Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘Minbleu’ Petit Bleu™ (Bluebeard)
Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘First Choice’ (Bluebeard)

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Agapanthus (African Lily)
Sedum (Stonecrop)
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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 2, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Lamiaceae
Genus Caryopteris
Common names Bluebeard, Blue Beard
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spacing 30" - 36"
(80cm - 90cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Small Gardens, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Coastal Garden, City and Courtyard
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